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Ransomware is a lethal kind of Malware that Encrypts your harddrive(s) and holds them hostage, providing the decryption key if you pay the hostage-taker(s) money (well-known variants are the FBI Virus and the Police Virus).

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The other answers all raise excellent points about the availability of backups and the viability of ransomware as a method of attack. However I don't feel that any have particularly compared the … specific case of ransomware vs. disk failure from the attacker's perspective. Were I to attack somebody's computer system and I had the choice of those two results with roughly equal probability of …
answered Aug 7 '15 by Aiken