Abstract: Security was a big deal for a long time. Viruses, malware, and ransomware are other problems seen by the practitioner but as an advantage by the terrorist organizations. This paper shows the use of ransomware by terrorist organizations and the preventive methods against them. In the evolution part, the paper provides s study from the first ransomware to the current days. The study shows the light on various kinds of infection performed by ransomware including data infection and infected machines. Different attackers made choices to target various attacks; the paper provides a sight of various target types of ransomware. This paper tries to demonstrate a few ransomware attack case studies to show the problem created by various ransomware as an example. After an attack, what a victim should do after infection is also discussed at the end of the paper. How people can save their system and what are the safety measures to save the system from ransomware, are also discussed by the researcher. At the end of the paper, the researcher points out a few steps to save systems and data.
Keywords - Ransomware, Security, Attack, Cryptowall, Crypto lock, Wannacry, Terrorist Organizations.
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2022.11481