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Ransomware: Current Trend, Challenges, and Research Directions

Popoola, Segun I. and iyekekpolo, Ujioghosa B. and Ojewande, Samuel O. and Sweetwilliams, Faith O. and John, S. N. and Atayero, A. A. (2017) Ransomware: Current Trend, Challenges, and Research Directions. In: Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2017 Vol II , October 25 - 27, 2017, San Francisco USA.

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Ransomware attacks have become a global incidence, with the primary aim of making monetary gains through illicit means. The attack started through e-mails and has expanded through spamming and phishing. Ransomware encrypts targets’ files and display notifications, requesting for payment before the data can be unlocked. Ransom demand is usually in form of virtual currency, bitcoin, because it is difficult to track. In this paper, we give a brief overview of the current trend, challenges, and research progress in the bid to finding lasting solutions to the menace of ransomware that currently challenge computer and network security, and data privacy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ransomware, cyber security, malware, cryptography, data encryption
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 13:42
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 13:42

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