What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) which attempts to extort money from victims, typically by displaying an alert stating that the computer has been locked and that all files have been encrypted.
A ransom is demanded to restore access – hence the moniker “Ransomware.”
What is phishing?
The practice of using social engineering to coerce an unsuspecting employee of clicking on a malicious link or unwittingly parting with valuable information. Often an attachment contains a dropper malware which, once opened, downloads various types of malware – including ransomware - into the infected machine.