Updated Apr 29, 2020

Ransomware is malware that infects your system and either locks it down or encrypts your files, and then demands a ransom for those files to be unlocked or restored. You know you have a ransomware attack when you receive a pop-up window demanding a ransom of a certain amount. It may also provide a way to contact the hacker and detail how that ransom should be paid. In this course, we'll discuss the different types of ransomware, what you should do if you receive a ransomware message, and how to protect yourself from it.