Ransomware attacks have increased 43% during the second quarter of 2021. In 2020 alone there were 113 federal, state and municipal attacks, 560 healthcare attacks and 1,681 attacks on schools and universities. Ransomware is a form of malware that collects files and will lock your computer or mobile device and hold it hostage. Hackers will demand payment to release your files and computer. They may also threaten to release your personal data to receive extortion payments as well.