Last month, we reviewed some steps that everyone can take to protect their online privacy. This month, we will cover ransomware. What it is, how it spreads and what to do about it.
As Always, Happy Computing!
Ransomware – What you need to know.
No one ever thinks anything bad will happen to them, until it does. For computer users, one of the worst PC-related problems that can happen is to lose their data: documents, financial information, client information, photos, etc.
Not only do individuals need to worry about the accidental deletion of their data, now people run the risk of a cybercriminal rendering their files inaccessible, then demanding payment in order to get their data back. This expanding threat to your precious data is known as Ransomware, and it is one of the fastest growing crimes on the internet. Here’s what you need to know about ransomware and how to protect yourself from being the next victim.