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Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system's screen or by locking the users' files unless a ransom is paid.
 
 

 

How is Adware, Spyware, Malware & Ransomware installed on your device
 
These can be introduced to a computer by several means for example:
  • Connecting an infected external drive to your machine (USB memory stick or external hard drive)
  • Downloading an infected file from the Internet
  • Clicking on a link supplied in a phishing email
  • Downloading and opening an infected email attachment.

If you suspect that you pc/laptop has been targeted by ransomware immediately disconnect it from the network and contact ITD Service desk.