Which files does ransomware encrypt?
Any file is subject to ransomware encryption. Some algorithms target word and quickbook files, and searches via file extensions. For example: *.odt, *.ods, *.odp, *.odm, *.odc, *.odb, *.doc, *.docx, *.docm, *.wps, *.xls, *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xlsb, *.xlk, *.ppt, *.pptx, *.pptm, *.mdb, *.accdb, *.pst, *.dwg, *.dxf, *.dxg, *.vhd *.wpd. Database files such as .ldf and .mdf files are at risk as well.