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Ransomware is a malicious software designed to encrypt a user’s files or lock them out of their system, demanding payment for their release. This type of cyber attack poses a significant threat to individuals, businesses, and even governmental organizations. Typically delivered through phishing emails or compromised websites, ransomware exploits vulnerabilities in computer systems, rendering files inaccessible until a ransom is paid, often in cryptocurrency to maintain anonymity. The attackers leverage the urgency and critical nature of the victim’s data to coerce them into paying the ransom. However, succumbing to these demands does not guarantee the recovery of files or prevent future attacks. As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, combating ransomware requires a combination of robust security measures, user education, and proactive measures to detect and mitigate potential threats.