ransomware

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ran·som·ware

 (răn′səm-wâr′)
n.
Malware that disables the normal operation of a computer until money or other ransom is paid to the person or organization responsible for the malware.

ransomware

(ˈrænsəmˌwɛə)
n
(Computer Science) informal illegal computer software that disables a computer or blocks access to data until a payment is received
Translations
rançongiciel
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Ransomware -- also called cryptoviruses, cryptotrojans, cryptoworms or scareware -- comprises a class of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands that a ransom be paid to the creator of the malware for the access restrictions to be lifted.