Ransomware has been one of the scariest topics in cybersecurity for years – and for good reason.
Living up to its name, ransomware is a type of malware where a bad actor blocks access to data or applications until payment is received. In other words, it turns hackers into kidnappers of your information. And much like a kidnapping, there is no guarantee that paying the ransom will result in a happy ending.
It may sound like paranoia or something out of an episode of Black Mirror – and yes, they have done a ransomware episode.