Only 42% of victims recover their data from the perpetrators. I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to back up your data. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just do it and do it securely.
Did you know that 2017 has seen Ransomware overtaking drugs as the FBI’s biggest challenge in some parts of the USA?
Don’t get me wrong, technology is a wonderful thing – look at how many things it makes easier in your everyday life. However, as it evolves so do the criminal opportunities to exploit it.
What do we really need to know? Ransomware is not the same thing as Virus, so common or garden Anti-Virus products won’t protect against it. Much like Paracetamol won’t cure Chicken Pox.
How do we know if we are safe? Without understanding how viruses and ransomware can get into your system, you are opening yourself up to attack. If you don’t know what you are clicking on, the chances are that there will be something malicious waiting for you behind it.