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How ransomware works

It will likely take days or weeks to fully understand how Keizer’s data systems were held for ransom, but digital strikes on other cities and counties provide some insight into how it all works.

Ransomware is different than what the average user envisions when being hacked. Rather than destroying or downloading data, ransomware makes data inaccessible through encryption that can only be unlocked with a numeric key held by the hackers.

Hackers . . .

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