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addaword.gifdefinition of ransomware

noun
computer malware that locks someone's machine and demands a payment from the computer owner in order to be unlocked
Reveton is part of a category of malicious programs called ransomware that block certain OS features or encrypt personal files and ask victims for money in order to return their system to normal.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/12/2012 09:24:00
Definition of ransomware from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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