By Hawaiian Telcom on
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 4:29:43 AM
This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on March 24, 2015
Ransomware is a class of malicious software that infects and restricts access to your computer until a payment is made. The method of infection is similar to that of phishing attacks and spreads through compromised websites and email containing malicious attachments or links. The key difference is ransomware is more overt and confronts you shortly after you've been compromised. Prevention is the key to defending yourself.