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Unfolding the Mystery of Ransomware

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International Conference on Innovative Computing and Communications

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With the advancement of technology, cybercriminals have found new ways of earning money, and among them ransomware is most popular. Ransomware intrusively parses the data of organization or individual then locks it through encryption mechanisms then demands the user by forcing him/her to pay ransom in form of Bitcoin to retrieve his/her data back. This paper attempts to present various aspects of ransomware, its emergence, historical insights, and various routes that may be adopted by ransomware practitioners.

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Dhawan, S., Narwal, B. (2019). Unfolding the Mystery of Ransomware. In: Bhattacharyya, S., Hassanien, A., Gupta, D., Khanna, A., Pan, I. (eds) International Conference on Innovative Computing and Communications. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 55. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2324-9_4

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