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What is Ransomware? - Definition, Removal & Examples

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Which of the following is a characteristic of ransomware?

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1. Which of the following is NOT affected by ransomware?

2. What is your best defense against ransomware?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you find out what you know about ransomware attacks. You must discuss what ransomware is and how it works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you fully understand:

  • The best ways to protect yourself against ransomware
  • What aspects of a computer are affected by ransomware
  • The characteristics of ransomware attacks

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what is and is not affected by ransomware
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as ransomware
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of a ransomware program
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways you can protect yourself against ransomware attacks

Additional Learning

For more information about this type of digital attack, review the lesson titled What is Ransomware? - Definition, Removal & Examples. You will be exposed to:

  • Companies that provide effective software to help combat ransomware
  • Examples of HTML ransomware
  • How people who use ransomware deny users access to their data
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