Ransomware meaning
[ran-suh m-wair]
Definitions of ransomware is:
  • noun ransomware
    malware planted illegally in a computer or mobile device that disables its operation or access to its data until the owner or operator pays to regain control or access.
  • noun Definition of ransomware in Technology
    (security)   A kind of malware that encrypts files on your computer and then demands that you send the malware operator money in order to have the files decrypted. CryptoLocker was the best known example of ransomware.
  • uncountable noun ransomware
    Ransomware is illegal computer software that stops a computer from working or prevents the computer user from getting information until they have paid some money.