ransomware

ransom

If you see a message like this on your screen, you’ll know you’ve been infected with ransomware. [photo by Christiaan Colen CC BY-SA 2.0]

ransomware

/ ˈrænsəmwɛər / noun

a computer program that installs itself on a computer or smart device, stops it from working correctly, and demands a payment to make it work again:
I had to pay 50 bitcoins to get rid of the ransomware on my phone.

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