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Ransomware is malware that attackers use to encrypt data and/or block systems of their targets. The attackers then ask their victims to pay a ransom, after which the data/systems are supposedly decrypted or unblocked again. This type of malware is often spread via malicious email attachments and links or phishing. Well-known examples of ransomware are CryptoLocker, Petya and WannaCry.

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