Know & Go: Ransomware

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Course Description

Wanna Cry, a 2017 computer attack, is an example of ransomware. The attackers demanded $300 for every computer it infected. If the money was not paid within 7 days, all files on that computer were deleted. But what is ransomware and how does it work? More importantly, is there anything we can do to prevent it?

In this session, we'll take a few minutes to delve into the darker side of the Internet, specifically ransomware.

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Learning Objectives
  • Define ransomware
  • List steps to be taken to prevent ransomware
  • Discuss options available if your computer has been infected with ransomware
Homework Expectations
  • None
  • This event is open to group registration; no CEUs are available for this event.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of a 1-hour session.
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