themerkle.com / March 4, 2016
Not every type of ransomware is targeting computers, as some variants will go after web servers as well. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to access one’s own website because the remote server is held hostage by a ransomware infection. Crypweb was one of those types of ransomware that encrypt the database if a website, rendering the platform entirely useless. Plus, it shared some similarities with other forms of Bitcoin ransomware.
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Crypweb Shuts Down Servers And Platforms
Most websites in existence today use some form of database to store all of the information. Whether one runs a personal blog of a full-fledged e-commerce platform, there is always some central place where information is stored. Users can – and should – make a backup of this database on a regular basis, to avoid data loss.