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Ransomware is a form of malware that provides criminals with the ability to lock a computer from a remote location – then display a pop-up window informing the owner or user that it will not be unlocked until a sum of money is paid. Recent well-publicised examples are CryptoLocker, Cryptowall and WannaCry (and variants of these under different names).
In some cases, the only usable part of the computer is the number keypad to enter a PIN to enable payment to the criminals. An additional twist is that an accusation of illegal activity or a pornographic image may sometimes appear on the locked screen, making it more difficult through embarrassment for some users to seek help from anybody else, and simply resort to paying the ransom.
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