Ransomware: A New Era of Digital Terrorism

  • Richa Indu Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Institue of Technology Roorkee
  • Anuj Sharma
Keywords: Ransomware, malwares, botnets, web crawlers


This work entails the study of ten nasty ransomwares to reveal out the analytical similarities and differences among them, which will help in understanding the mindset of cyber crooks crawling over the dark net. It also reviews the traps used by ransomware for its distribution and side by side examining the new possibilities of its dispersal. It conclude by divulging inter-relationship between various distribution approaches adopted by ransomwares and some attentive measures to hinder the ransomware and supporting alertness as ultimate tool of defense at user’s hand.


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