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In this category, I provide instructions on how to remove and decrypt ransomware.
Ransomware refers to a software that encrypts files belonging to a victim demanding payment in cryptocurrency to regain access. However there is no assurance that the attacker will actually provide the decryption key upon receiving the ransom.
These ransomware attacks can target individuals, businesses or large organizations causing severe damage. The loss of files disrupts operations and leads to financial setbacks, reputation harm and potential legal consequences.
Different methods are used to deliver ransomware, such as email attachments, malicious downloads or exploiting software vulnerabilities. Once it infiltrates a system it encrypts files with a strong encryption algorithm. Leaves behind a note outlining the payment instructions for file recovery.
Preventing attacks involves adhering to good cybersecurity practices like keeping software up to date using trusted security software solutions regularly backing up data and exercising caution when dealing with email attachments and links.
Responding to an attack is a complex matter. Law enforcement agencies and cybersecurity experts generally advise against paying the ransom since it does not guarantee file retrieval and only encourages attackers further. Victims of attacks should seek guidance, from cybersecurity professionals for evaluating their options and potentially reporting the incident to relevant authorities.