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How ransomware works — and why cyber attacks are hitting schools


TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Ransomware, as the name implies, is a digital way of holding your information hostage.

In a situation involving ransomware, the person or persons involved gain access to your computer whether through hacking or by the user himself allowing the bad actors into his system.

For example: By clicking a pop-up or visiting a shady website you can allow those bad actors a way to tunnel into your system — then spread their branches and get hold of nearly everything.


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