Journal of Hacking Techniques, Digital Crime Prevention and Computer Virology https://matjournals.net/engineering/index.php/JoHTDCPCV <p><strong>JoHTDCPCV</strong> is a peer reviewed journal of Computer Science domain published by MAT Journals Pvt. Ltd. It is a print and e-journal focused towards the rapid publication of fundamental research papers on all areas of Hacking Techniques, Digital Crime Prevention and Computer Virology. The hacking Techniques include Phishing, Fake WAP's (Wireless Access Point), Waterhole Attacks, Brute Forcing, Bait &amp; Switch, and Click Jacking. JoHTDCPCV also covers Computer Virology and its theoretical underpinnings, mathematical aspects, algorithmics, Computer Immunology, and Biological Models for Computers but the scope of this journal is not limited to this. Other topics include Reverse Engineering (Hardware and Software), Viral and Antiviral Technologies, Tools and Techniques for Cryptology and Steganography, applications in Computer Virology, Virology and IDS, Hardware Hacking, Free and Open Hardware, Operating System, Network, and Embedded Systems Security, and Social Engineering.</p> en-US Journal of Hacking Techniques, Digital Crime Prevention and Computer Virology Mitigation and Prevention Techniques for Ransomware Attacks https://matjournals.net/engineering/index.php/JoHTDCPCV/article/view/550 <p>Ransomware presents a formidable cyber-threat, impacting individuals and organizations globally. This paper examines diverse strategies to prevent and mitigate ransomware attacks. Signature-based detection identifies known ransomware patterns, enabling proactive blocking. Behaviour analysis monitors system activities for anomalies indicative of ransomware. Network segmentation limits ransomware spread within networks. User education empowers individuals to recognize and report potential threats effectively.<br>Additionally, mitigation techniques such as data backups, incident response plans, and cryptographic key management are explored. Regular data backups facilitate recovery without ransom payments. Incident response plans outline steps for prompt containment and recovery. Cryptographic key management ensures secure storage and protection of encryption keys for decryption. This paper serves as a comprehensive guide for cybersecurity professionals, IT administrators, and individuals seeking to fortify their defences against ransomware. Implementing proactive prevention measures and robust mitigation strategies is crucial in safeguarding against ransomware's destructive impact.</p> Dikshana K Raajasri K S. Lakshmanaprakash A.Abirami Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of Hacking Techniques, Digital Crime Prevention and Computer Virology 2024-06-13 2024-06-13 1 2 1 12