What is ransomware?

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Malware

Ransomware is a type of malware software designed to lock access to a computer system or to its files. The computer user cannot regain control of their system or data until payment is made to the attacker. A key driver behind ransomware attacks for a cybercriminal is financial gain. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center […]

What Is Malware?

Posted Posted in Cybersecurity Resources, Malware

Malware, or “malicious software,” is a catch all term for software code designed to access or damage a computer, computer networks, tablets, and mobile devices, without the computer user knowledge or consent. In addition, malware can be used to encrypt, delete, or steal your information contained in the computer. There are various types of malware, […]