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Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish or otherwise misuse your data by perpetually blocking your access to your Mac, browser or files until a ransom is paid. Ransomware prevents you from accessing your system or personal files and demands ransom payment in order to regain access. These days, it is common by ransomware developers to demand payment to be sent via cryptocurrency or credit card.
Once you have been attacked by a ransomware, you’ll know. But here are some behavioral examples of how ransomware would normally try to attack (if the attempts are (even) visible).
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