Ransomware: the danger of PC hijackings

Ransomware attacks have become increasingly common. In case you don't know, this is a very complicated type of invasion, which involves a “digital hijacking” of the affected computers. After invading the machine, the malicious file is able to encrypt files and prevent access to them, releasing the information only after paying a ransom in bitcoins.


Worst of all, there is no way to clean the files after infection, since the encryption key for the files is very difficult to be broken - so it is recommended to use proactive tools to combat ransowares. And it becomes even more cruel when we realize that the volume of infections only increases.

According to TrendMicro, in the first half of this year alone, 79 new families of hijacking files were discovered - against 29 that were found throughout 2015. And this is what we are talking about only “new families”, as there are many others believed previously threatening consumers and businesses.


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