Cyber Security Education Series - Ransomware Quiz

Ransomware is a serious risk to all businesses.  Risk from ransomware continues to grow as the methods of the perpetrators continue to become more sophisticated.  The potential damage to your business and your customer service levels is substantial.

This short quiz will test your awareness of Ransomware

Ransomware Quiz and Knowledge Assessment

Which type of Malware locks and encrypts your files until a ransom is paid?

  • Rootkits
  • Bots
  • Ransomware
  • Hijack Malware

What file types are typically used for the distribution of Ransomware?

  • Macro enabled Office documents, executable files and JavaScript files
  • Excel files, Jpeg, and screen saver files
  • Macro Enabled Office documents, screen saver files, and JavaScript files
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files

What does a Ransomware attack do to the files on your PC or Server?

  • Creates multiple sub folders
  • Blocks all access
  • Opens access to 3rd parties
  • Allows for remote access

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • 93% of phishing emails now contain ransomware

Which of the following could infect users PCs?

  • Online ad networks
  • Malicious files hosted on peer to peer file sharing sites
  • Phishing emails
  • All of the above

Most commonly, Ransomware attackers request payment using the following

  • Paypal
  • Bitcoin
  • Western Union Transfer
  • Gift Cards

The best way to resolve a Ransomware attack is to just pay the ransom

True or False?

  • Ransomware can affect external drives if the drive is connected to your computer at the time of the attack.

Which four strategies should be employed to help prevent ransomware attacks

  • Use caution around links, only open executable files from a saved email, store old files off site, download from only known sources
  • Safe web browsing, don’t enable macros in attached documents, backup files regularly, and keep software up to date
  • Keep software up to date, have IT open any strange attachments that are emailed to you, power down and shut off your computer at the end of the day, only use the incognito tab feature when browsing the web
  • None of the above

If your computer is infected by ransomware you should ....

  • Power down your computer
  • Disconnect from any external drives and networks
  • Report the incident immediately
  • All of the above


Ransomware has become one of the biggest IT risks.  All employees have to be diligent in protecting their data and computer assets from the risk of attack.  

This course has been produced so that employees are aware of the ways to avoid and deal with a Ransomware attack.

We appreciate your commitment to this training.