For the senior manager of a large corporation in Hong Kong, it was instant cold sweat.
He had heard about this type of computer virus and how dangerous it could be. But he never thought that he would be tricked into clicking on a wrong link. Now, as he read the ransom note, he panicked. This could cost him his job.
Ransomware is a particularly nasty type of computer virus.
Instead of stealing data or money from victims, the virus takes control of computers and scrambles every single document, picture, video and email.
Then the ransom demand is issued. Sometimes it’s written inside a note left on a desktop, sometimes it just pops up on a screen without warning.
Source: BBC Capital
Date: March 21st, 2019
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