US govt fears voter registration databases could be targetted by ransomware, takes preventive measures
A ransomware attack typically locks an infected computer system until payment, usually in the form of cryptocurrency, is sent to the hacker.
The technology works by creating a secure remote execution environment between users and malicious content.
Indian businesses are at high risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits: Report
While $13.74 million was spent by 3 percent of organisations worldwide to rectify the impact of ransomware, India's share was the highest at $1.17 million
While explaining the data received by Kaspersky Labs, Kamluk said Karnataka was the most affected state with ransomware with Tamil Nadu taking the next spot.
India witnessed as many as 60,000 ransomware attacks on computers last year, making it the third-most attacked nation in Asia, according to security solutions firm Symantec.