What is ransomware?

Ransomware is digital extortion.
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What is ransomware?


You can report information security incidents to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (3CS).

Report a cyber incident - Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
Details on cyber security incidents and how to recover from them.


If you want to try recovering your data yourself, the No More Ransom Project is a good place to start.

Decryption Tools | The No More Ransom Project
IMPORTANT! Before downloading and starting the solution, read the how-to guide. Make sure you remove the malware from your system first, otherwise it will repeatedly lock your system or encrypt files. Any reliable antivirus solution can do this for you.

Currently, ransomware is the purview of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) (Source: 1). They are a good source for more information.

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  1. https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm