Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing their computer system or personal files and requires the payment of a ransom in order to access them again. In our legislation, this criminal activity is classified within article 232 of the COIP, which refers to an attack on the integrity of computer systems, which establishes:
“The person who destroys, damages, deletes, deteriorates, alters, suspends, traps, causes malfunction, unwanted behavior or deletes computer data, e-mail messages, information processing systems, telematics or telecommunications to all or parts of its logical components that govern it, will be punished with imprisonment of three to five years. “
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