Cybercrime is now more lucrative than drug trafficking. Discover that everything is for sale on the dark net, and the true motivation for malware is profit.
- View Offline
- [Presenter] Malware is malicious software.…Ransomware is a form of malware.…Over the years, different types of ransomware has evolved.…However, all of them will have the same outcome.…They hold your computer hostage…until you offer some type of payment or ransom.…Ransomware spreads like many other types of malware.…Via phishing and spear phishing attacks,…or other methods to get the victim to click on a link…that might be on a webpage or social media…that takes you to the attacker's website to download a file.…
Early ransomware initially targeted home users,…but now ransomware has become popular…because it's so profitable,…and is infiltrating into corporations,…holding data hostage until a hefty ransom is paid.…If the ransom is not paid, the consequences could be grave,…as the attacker may unleash malware…that can destroy all the files on the system.…Ransomware can block you from accessing your system,…encrypt files so you can't use them,…and stop applications, such as your browser, from running.…
It can also lock your screen…
Learn more about the Certified Ethical Hacking exam and the benefits of certification at https://www.eccouncil.org/programs/certified-ethical-hacker-ceh/.
- Understanding viruses and worms
- Recognizing a virus attack
- Identifying different virus types
- Creating a simple virus
- Analyzing malware
- Countering malware