What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is malware that is created for the express purpose of making a profit, traditionally via extorting its victims. There are many types of ransomware, but by far the two most popular types are locker ransomware and crypto ransomware. Though they function slightly differently, the end goal is the same.
Locker ransomware restricts access to the user’s device until they pay the ransom. This means when the locker ransomware is launched, nearly all computer functionality is locked down, excluding the use of any functions necessary for payment. Fortunately, locker ransomware is typically easier to bypass since it doesn’t affect the system or files in any permanently damaging way.