KnowBe4 has assembled a Ransomware Knowledgebase that gives you the background, history and inner-workings of all widespread ransomware strains and families that have appeared over the last few years. Criminal malware like ransomware continues to grow at an explosive rate, and employees need to be given effective security awareness training so that they know before they click:

What Is Ransomware

We have a separate page with details about ransomware, has an infographic with the results of a survey over 300+ system administrators about their experience with ransomware, links to related topics on our blog, our Crypto-Ransom guarantee, and the history and evolution of ransomware. Also, it has also sections about removal instructions and prevention.  

Bitcoin Exchanges

Buying Bitcoins to pay ransom can be a challenge, especially when you are under the gun of a deadline. There is a large amount of data on the net about e-currencies also known as crypto-currencies. We have done our homework because desperate people call us up needing Bitcoins to pay a ransom now. We find that is a reputable place to get Bitcoin, if you have 4 days to spare. This lag is pretty common and a major hurdle if you need to pay ransom before a certain date after you have exhausted all other options. In emergencies, you can call us, and we will pay the Bitcoin for you, and charge your credit card for the same amount. Using a bitcoin broker site like will allow you to connect up with a local seller and filter by payment types. This may be your best bet in terms of obtaining Bitcoins the fastest.

Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual

This free manual is packed with actionable info that you need to prevent infections, and what to do when you are hit with ransomware. You will also receive a Ransomware Attack Response Checklist and Ransomware Prevention Checklist. You will learn more about:

  • What is Ransomware?
  • Am I Infected?
  • I’m Infected, Now What?
  • Protecting Yourself in the Future
  • Resources

Don’t be taken hostage by ransomware. Download your rescue manual now.

KnowBe4 Glossary

This is an updated technical glossary based on our years in Sunbelt Software as an antivirus developer, and in KnowBe4 as a security awareness training provider. We are sharing it as a resource. Each letter starts with acronyms in alphabetical order, then full words. (last updated June 28, 2015).

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