Definition - What does Ransomware mean?
Ransomware is a type of malware program that infects, locks or takes control of a system and demands ransom to undo it. Ransomware attacks and infects a computer with the intention of extorting money from its owner.
Ransomware may also be referred to as a crypto-virus, crypto-Trojan or crypto-worm.
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