First off, what is ransomware, exactly? Ransomware is a malware that hijacks computers, encrypts important files, denies access to them, and then asks the victim to pay ransoms to have the files decrypted. When this happens panic sets in, immediately.
Recently there was an attack named ‘Locky’ which affected millions of computers worldwide in more than 70 countries. In the past 8 months, there have been 4 MAJOR ransomware attacks that have originated in these countries:
3. Make sure that you back up your important files regularly.
4. Regularly check that your backup copy is OK. There are times when an accidental failure can inflict damage to your files.
5. Cyber criminal often distribute fake email messages mimicking email notifications from an online store or a bank, luring a user to click on a malicious link and distribute malware. This method is called phishing.
6. Regularly update your operating system, browser, antivirus, and other programmes.
7. Use a robust antivirus program to protect your system from ransomware.