The ransomware attacks are on the high rise from 2014. A lot of cases reported where the ransomware attackers attacked the businesses and the businesses loose the money and data. There is continuous rise in this number. Although cyber crime is a criminal offence under the court of law but the most of attackers does not get under the hands of law because ransomware crime is not limited to any geographical boundary. Which is one of the most common reason for giving the air to the attackers.
Have you heard about the malware? Malware are of various types and ransomware is one of them. Malware is the generalised term which is used for all kinds of software programmes (Malicious). In simple and easy words, malware is the type of virus which is intended to enter into the computer system. Just like in the human body, the virus cause havoc in the body of the computer system and cause havoc in the lives of users. Basically, there are two type of viruses, out of which one is the intentional virus while other is the unintentional virus. The intentional virus are intended for a specific purpose and especially introduced into the system for causing damage while unintentional viruses do not enter in the system for a specific purpose.
The intentional virus are being introduced by the ransomware attackers whilst the unintentional viruses are not introduced by the ransomware attackers. The intentional viruses have a eye on the basic information and important files of your system. Along with this, they keep a keen eye on the backup data of your system. While the unintentional viruses do not cause any harm to the backup data of your system. If you want to retrieve the data from the ransomware attacker then you have to pay the ransom money to them but in unintentional virus, you can easily retrieve whole data with the help of shadow copies and data backup.
The another dangerous part of the ransomware or malware is that the files of your system get encrypted and a specific amount of money is imposed on the victim. In fact, the ransomware attacker decide the time limit of giving the money to them. If the victim remains unable to give the money back then don’t think about getting the data back. The more interesting part is, there is no surety of getting the files back even after paying the ransom amount to the attacker.
The attackers not only attack the system by the infected e-mails but you can get the malware if you install the different applications from the unknown source. You do not know that the application might contain a virus and it can cause a damage to your system. After installation, when you loose your data then you get the information of ransomware attack. So if you have the back up data or duplicate data in the another system then you can feel safe otherwise you have to either loose the money or data.