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What is ransomware?

As its name implies, ransomware is nefarious malware that holds your data hostage, demanding payment to release it. Recent attacks are much more sophisticated versions of typical malware. They take advantage of leaked exploits, using strong encryption.

Here are three steps you can take to protect your data


Leverage deep security analytics and 24x7 threat prevention, fueled by threat intelligence.


Integrate security tools to gain insights into threats across hybrid, multicloud environments.


Prepare your teams with a response playbook, in case you are infected. IBM Security global incident response expertise is available to help.

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