With brutal wannacry attacks on computers all across the globe, ransomware has generated a huge amount of curiosity from tech fraternity and laymen alike. Ransomware is a type of computer virus, malware or a piece of malicious software that demands ransom in return for giving access to your own computer data. It may also threaten to make your data public unless you pay the ransom money. This infographic on how ransomware works attempts to explain the technical process behind how the infection is inflicted on your digital data.
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infographic via The Wall Street Journal