Ransomware is a form of malware that prevents or limits a user’s access to their files or devices . The malware encrypts a user’s information and locks it using a secure private key. The attackers then force victims to pay a ransom, usually in the form of bitcoins, before they can get access back.
Ransomware is a huge threat but there are ways to protect yourself.
- Perform regular backups.
- Keep antivirus protection up to date. Get free Antivirus software from Fordham here.
- Do not click on suspicious links or open suspicious attachments.
For more information see our in-depth research on ransomware here.