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Research Paper | Information Technology | India | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018
Cyber Security: Ransomware Infects the Cloud
Shanthi D.L. | Rachana B 
Abstract: Ransomware is a type of malware in which the data on a victim & #039, s computer is locked, typically by encryption, and payment is demanded before the ransomed data is decrypted and access returned to the victim. Ransomware attacks have emerged as one of the new threats to cloud computing because they store huge amounts of data. To safeguard the cloud users and cloud service providers against these attacks requires knowledge about ransomware attacks. This paper briefly discuses about types of ransomware attacks, how these attacks work, which are the targets of these attacks. It considers the impact of ransomware attacks on cloud and its users. Several security measures have been analyzed and a model which can be used in organizations has been designed. This model will help organizations to keep ransomware attacks away from their valuable resources.
Keywords: Ransomware, Malware, Targets of Ransomware
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,
Pages: 379 - 381