Ransomware is a type of malware that typically does not replicate itself. It is designed to encrypt files on a victim’s computer and demand a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. Unlike other malware, ransomware does not spread to other systems on its own. It usually enters a system through malicious email attachments, infected websites, or vulnerabilities in software. It is essential to have robust cybersecurity measures in place and regularly backup important files to protect against ransomware attacks.

– https://www.norton.com/norton-blog/cybersecurity/ransomware-vs-malware-whats-the-difference

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