Ransomware Threat and Profile of The Hacker Case Study


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Glassberg, J. (2015). The ransomware threat. Law Enforcement Technology, 42(9), 33-35.

Then, write a case study that answers the following questions:

  • What was the problem? What were the effects of the problem?
  • What is the profile of the hacker?
  • What can be done to protect against the threat?
  • What should be done if a computer is infected with ransomware?
  • What type(s) of cybercrime was/were involved in this article? Does the identified offender fit the characteristics for this type of cybercrime?

Your assignment should be a minimum of two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages, and you should use APA formatting. In addition, any references used should be properly cited.

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The Ransomware Threat What would you do if your investigators were suddenly locked out of their computers?

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The Ransomware Threat

Issues of cybercrime are on a constant increase in the era of the 21st century. There is an
overall increase in computer literacy, which has seen a corresponding growth in the knowledge
of computer software skills. Due to this, computer hackers and other people who design unique
soft wares that are meant to manipulate, and trick users have grown. The “The ransomware
threat” evaluates the increasing attack on law enforcing departments that have been subjected to
attack to malware attack (Yar & Steinmetz, 2019). Such departments have been put on
conditions that have to be fulfilled before they gain back access to what is rightful theirs.
The Problem and Its Consequences
The article addresses the increased danger on law enforcement agencies against the
possible threat of malware attack. Cybercriminals have resulted in targeting these agencies,
which at times are caught unawares, and they are prompted to pay money to the criminals to
regain access to their files. Local police departments and ...

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