ransomwareKaterina Vardalaki
(RIEAS Senior Analyst & Security Expert)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 24 January 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Ransomware is a type of infectious malware that uses encryption methods to deny access to files (Glasberg, 2016) but that definition is simple and does not include many details (Azad, 2017). It is enduring, prevalent and has been a valid concern since its first appearance in 1989. Considering that cyber crime is in its entirety human related (Penuel et al., 2013), ransomware provides a viable business model (Cartwright & Cartwright, 2019). This issue has been ignored and profusely underestimated (Funke, 2016). Consequently, it is legislated within the legal precedence of both the United States and Greece with different approaches and measures....Read more


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