The deep web is a portion of the internet that isn’t indexed by search engines. This can include anything like access to your e-mail account, access to your bank account, access to your school’s academic journals, access to your workplace’s internal intranet, or simply just a website that’s accessible by its IP only.
One thing that’s important to note is that the deep web should not be confused with the dark web. While technically the dark web is a part of the deep web, the deep web isn’t as secretive nor does it have the same negative connotation that the dark web implies.
SFTP, or SSH File Transfer Protocol, is a communications protocol that provides secure file transfer capabilities. SFTP is commonly used for sharing files in a corporate setting, web development and programming.
In rare cases, SFTP may also refer to Simple File Transfer Protocol. This is an unsecured file transfer protocol which is now largely unused.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to infect a computer and hold its data ransom until a sum of money is paid for it to be unlocked. This is typically accomplished by encrypting the victim’s files so that it can’t be decrypted without the key which only the attacker has access to. Payment is then rendered via a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin so that the transaction cannot be traced by law enforcement.
Generally, ransomware infects a computer by entering a users system through files that users think are legitimate. Once the files are executed, the ransomware is deployed with it. The ransomware can then either stay dormant or can [...]