Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system's screen or by locking the users' files unless a ransom is paid.

How is Adware, Spyware, Malware & Ransomware installed on your device

These can be introduced to a computer by several means for example:

  • Connecting an infected external drive to your machine (USB memory stick or external hard drive)
  • Downloading an infected file from the Internet
  • Clicking on a link supplied in a phishing email
  • Downloading and opening an infected email attachment.

If you suspect that you pc/laptop has been targeted by ransomware immediately disconnect it from the network and contact ITD Service desk.