[ ran-suh m-wair ]
/ ˈræn səmˌwɛər /
noun Digital Technology.
malware planted illegally in a computer or mobile device that disables its operation or access to its data until the owner or operator pays to regain control or access.
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Ransomware “gangs” are successfully extorting $5 million a year, Symantec estimates.
Ransomware also can find people in other cyber back alleys, too: illegal music and movie downloaders are common targets.