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In case you lived under a rock the past few years: ransomware or cryptolockers are a form of digital extortion. A malicious program runs on your computer, searches for any and all data files it can find and encrypts them. Anywhere on the network where you have access, the program performs its evil function. Entire organizations can be paralyzed when ransomware runs rampant. The extortionists promise to decrypt your data, if you pay them in some cryptocurrency. Is that really the only course of action? What can you do to stop ransomware and how do you recover from an attack?

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