A Study of Ransomware Attacks on Windows Platform

Ghulam Fatim*, Irfan Mustafa**, Hassan Farooq***
*-*** Department of Computer Science, Bahria University Karachi Campus, Sindh, Pakistan.
Periodicity:December - February'2022
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jcom.9.4.18530


Ransomware is a type of new malware that is extremely dangerous and causes serious problems, affecting several organizations and individuals around the world. Ransomware attacks nearly doubled in the first half of 2021, according to statists. In 2020, there were approximately 304 million ransomware attacks worldwide in different parts of the world. The increase was 62% compared to last year and is the second largest increase since 2016. Many researchers are already talking about ransomware and its impact. However, much more research into ransomware is needed to provide further in-depth analysis and study of ransomware. This paper focuses specifically on the impact of ransomware on Windows platforms. Since Windows is the most widely used and well-known platform, it was chosen for the analysis. It monitors the infection process, how it occurs, as well as the various methods used by ransomware families to encrypt. In conclusion, this paper suggests that securing Windows is possible if system files and registry are closely monitored.


Ransomware, malware, Crypto-modules, Encrypted attacks, Crypto-currency.

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Fatim, G., Mustafa, I., and Farooq, H. (2022). A Study of Ransomware Attacks on Windows Platform. i-manager’s Journal on Computer Science, 9(4), 21-30. https://doi.org/10.26634/jcom.9.4.18530


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