differences between malware and viruses
Simply a Virus is one of a range of computer infections that are now covered by the over-arching term Malware. You see in the early days of computing, there were only viruses but over the years the types of infections are categorised by what they attempt to achieve. The term malware refers to any malicious software installed on a machine to cause damage, gain access to data or scare users into paying for something that they don’t necessarily need or want.

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Annabelle doll from the Annabelle movie franchise

Normally ransomware is written to garner as much currency (Crypto Usually) as possible however this one it seems has been written to show off it’s creators talents and because of that it is making a right mess of the laptops and computers it encrypts. The ransomware is named after the horror movie franchise of the same name.

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