This post comes from Ted Bruce, the IT Manager with our Nova Scotia Division.
WHAT IS IT?
Ransomware is malware (malicious software) for kidnapping data, an computer exploit in which the attacker encrypts the victim's data and demands payment for the decryption.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Ransomware spreads mainly through attachments and links embedded in e-mails, software, and compromised websites. A ransomware program may also be called a crypto virus, crypto Trojan or crypto worm.