Ransomware is a virus that locks your computer and demands a ransom for the release of your files. They often appear as a harmless email, link, or download and don't reveal themselves until it's too late. Watch the video below to see an example of ransomware. Note that a ransomware attack can happen in many different ways or may look different, but any type of ransomware is still harmful.
VIDEO- Ransomware Simulation (3 min 12 sec)