What is a Ransomware Attack? - Definition & Examples


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_____ is a type of malware that takes your data hostage until you pay a fee to release it.

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1. Securing data by encoding it where a key is required for access is known as _____.

2. Ransomware payments are often demanded in the form of _____, which is/are like digital gold.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about ransomware attacks? You can find out and review how these attacks happen and how they work by using the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your comprehension of:

  • A common form of ransomware payments
  • Process of securing data by encoding it and requiring an access key
  • How ransomware can enter your phone
  • Why ransomware is effective

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a type of malware that takes data hostage until a fee is payed
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on ransomware attacks
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why ransomware is effective and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can review more about these attacks by using the lesson called What is a Ransomware Attack? - Definition & Examples. Other topics you can review include:

  • Why antivirus software doesn't always protect against ransomware attacks
  • What kinds of criminals perform ransomware attacks
  • The effects of a ransomware attack
  • How to prevent these attacks