Ransomware Attacks: – Impact, Symptoms, Working, Preventive Measures and Response
Anant Gangwar

Anant Gangwar*, Gurugram Police Cyber Security Summer Internship, Gurugram, Haryana, India.

Manuscript received on July 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on July 10, 2020. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2020. | PP: 188-191 | Volume-9 Issue-6, August 2020. | Retrieval Number: F1336089620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1336.089620
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Abstract: Ransomware is the malware that breaches the protection of the system by using malicious codes. Modern ransomware families, encrypt certain file types on compromised systems. The attacks not only focused on a particular individual, but many organizations and institutions are also involved. New threats to the education sectors and similar organizations are centered here. Possible identification, prevention methods & responses to the rising ransomware attacks explained to combat them efficiently. The main ground of this research is to identify & understand the working of encrypting ransomware and understand the potential ways to counter them before attacking our systems & networks. Following the methodologies presented in this paper with careful analysis can effectively prevent and avert ransomware attacks. 
Keywords: Anti-Ransomware, Prevention and Response, Ransomware, Ransom-Cloud, Threats to Education Sector, Cyber safety.