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Trojans in the Real World (BEAST)

This video will reveal more about Ransomware, a type of malware that locks files, and then prompts users to pay in order to unlock them.

This video will reveal more about Ransomware, a type of malware that locks files, and then prompts users to pay in order to unlock them.

Increasingly, this is the most common form of attack, because it is a way for hackers to make money.

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Cyber Security Foundations: Common Malware Attacks and Defense Strategies

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