What is a Ransomware Attack?

Attacks involve malware delivered through spear phishing emails that lock up valuable data assets and demand a ransom to release them.

Hackers now check a victim’s social media accounts, and create a fake email address pretending to be a friend or contact in order to get them to click on an infected link or attachment.

“It’s much more targeted, and will exploit a particular vulnerability in a device, application, server or software,

The Health / Education / social sector is highly targeted by hacker attacks, due to antiquated or mis-configured computer security systems and the amount of sensitive data they hold.