Graphic depicts the act carried out by ransomware. Ransomware attacks effect computers by encrypting all of the information on the devices, and the hackers demand a ransom, usually paid in the form of bitcoins, in return for the decryption key. Generally if a payment isn’t made, the hackers leave them permanently encrypted with no way to pay the ransom to unlock the encrypted files.(U.S.Air Force Graphic by Adam Butterick)

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