Ransomware attacks continue to plaguebusinesses large and small. With impacts on all kinds oforganizations — from independent consultants to leading health careproviders, colleges to online gaming sites — employers must bealert to the dangers of ransomware.

But before companies can devise an effective strategy to thwartthe hackers, it’s important to first understand whata ransomware attack looks like, how itbegins and what kind of damage it can do.

What does a ransomware attack look like?

The delivery of ransomware is simple enough. Mostinstances start with a phishing attack, where a user receives ane-mail containing an unsafe link or a corrupted file or executableattachment.

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