An advanced malware, Ransomware prevents you from accessing your PC or files until you pay a ransom.
Incorporated with advanced encryption algorithms, this type of ransomware is designed to block system files and demand payment to provide the affected user with the key that will decrypt the blocked content. For example: Crypto Locker, Locky, CrytpoWall, etc.
This malware locks the person out of the OS, making it impossible for them to access the data saved on it. Here, the files are not encrypted, but the ransomware still asks for a ransom to unlock the infected device. For example: Police-themed ransomware or Win locker.
Master Boot Record (MBR) ransomware is a type of Locker ransomware. The MBR is a section of a hard drive that enables the Operating System to boot up. However, when the MBR ransomware attacks the drive, the boot process fails to complete and demands the payment of ransom as soon as possible. For example: Satana, Petya, etc.
Identifying Ransomware Attack
The ransomware commonly attacks your personal data such as documents, photos, audios, and videos. But what can you do to identify the ransomware attack on your device? If you get any message asking for a ransom so that you can access your data, browser, emails, or your entire device, you can identify this as a ransomware attack.
Where Ransomware Comes From
Ransomware can attack your device through emails or web browsers. This is because these two can cause the download of malicious code (ransomware) that may be in the form of malicious macros, malicious scripts, or malicious EXEs. Once downloaded, the ransomware attacks and affects your device severely. The highly skilled technological workforce at Roots data Recovry has successfully handled complex data recovery conditions to recover Tally data in its original readable format.