Is your computer protected against ransomware attacks? Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) which criminals use to extort money. It holds data to ransom using encryption or by locking users out of their device.
FedEx, UK hospitals, and other businesses were hit by a massive ransomware in May of 2017. Nearly 75,000 computers in 100 countries were affected by malware called WannaCry, which encrypts and locks a computer and demands a $300 ransom to unlock the computer.
Many of the computers attacked are breached because the latest Windows updates have not been implemented.
How do you protect yourself from Ransomware?
- Never click on unverified links – Avoid clicking links in spam emails or on unfamiliar websites. Downloads that start when you click on malicious links is one way that your computer could get infected.
- Do not open untrusted email attachments – Do not open email attachments from senders you do not trust. Look at who the email is from and confirm that the email address is correct. Be sure to assess whether an attachment looks genuine before opening it.
- Only download from sites you trust – To reduce the risk of downloading ransomware, do not download software or media files from unknown websites.
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