How did the Ransomware get on my computer? – Recovery and Forensic

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     Rahul 
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    What is ransomware? How did the ransomware get on my computer?

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     webadmn 
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    The Ransomware is distributed via spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites. Cyber-criminals spam out an email, with forged header information, tricking you into believing that it is from a shipping company. The email tells you that they tried to deliver a package to you, but failed for some reason. Sometimes the emails claim to be notifications of a shipment you have made. Either way, you can’t resist being curious as to what the email is referring to – and open the attached file (or click on a link embedded inside the email). And with that, your computer is infected with the ransomware.

    Ransomware More advanced malware encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. … Thus, ransomware is a denial-of-access attack that prevents computer users from accessing files since it is intractable to decrypt the files without the decryption key.

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