What’s the Difference Between Ransomware and Malware? (.PDF Download)

As evidenced by a worldwide attack on hospital and industrial systems that’s currently getting a lot of press, the number of systems being attacked using ransomware is on the rise. The attack in question uses the WannaCrypt ransomware based on WannaCry. And it brings up a good question: Is there a difference between ransomware and malware?

Simply put, ransomware is a subset of malware. Malware attacks usually come in the form of a computer virus or worm. A virus piggybacks on so

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