A question that pops up now and then in the recent digital era- What is ransomware? Well, it is a malware or a type of cyber threat that has grown rapidly in the last few months. The hackers encrypt and hold important data and information to pressurize the victim to pay the ransom. The victim can be a person, a family, a group of people or an entire organization. The data is held captive with no permission of access to the owners. The victims are demanded a certain amount of money in return for access. According to McAfee, it is not enough to just buy an antivirus solution and installing it via mcafee.com/activate . This is because when an organization is attacked with ransomware, every individual related to it gets entitled to worry. As in this technology-dominated world, data is stored and can be shared very easily.