What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that is installed covertly on a victim’s computer and is designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. Most ransomware viruses are triggered by clicking a link or opening an attachment in an email. Ransomware attacks have increased over 300% in the last year, and it takes hacker 60 seconds or less to compromise your computer with this type of malware. Cybercrimes, particularly ransomware, are estimated to cost the global economy over $400 billion in 2016!
How do you protect yourself and your business against ransomware?
5 Steps to Take if Your Systems Become Infected
If you have a comprehensive malware-prevention strategy in place and a backup plan is part of it, here are the 5 steps you should take if your systems become infected: