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The Dangers of Ransomware

Ransomwares are complicated malwares that use cryptology to craft malicious and dangerous viruses. These ransomwares operate by making all the private data of the target public or by blocking the access of the target to their information. The block is usually put against a ransom and a limited time period is provided within which the victim is asked to pay the money.

File Allocation Systems or FAT

FAT viruses infect the file allocation systems of the computer and gain access to the location of all the files. It can even be programmed to selectively destroy certain files once it gains access to the file allocation system, it can even wipe out complete directories. A lot of important files are split or fragmented into a number of parts. FAT viruses are capable of detecting and tracking all of these fragments and therefore effectively gain control over all the files on the system.

Cyrptography and Network Security

Network security concerns itself with the protection of networks against unauthorized access or surveillance. Network security protocols defend the network against malware, alteration of its programs or the deletion of important files. Cryptography and subsequently encryption are one of the most of the most important aspects of network security.

Cyrptographic attack explained

Encryption is used to protect sensitive data from a malicious hacker. This is precisely why cryptographic attacks are one of the most popular forms of cyber-attacks in the world. Successfully comprising a cryptographic system means complete and unlimited access to all the information that is being transmitted in the network.