What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.
How can you protect yourself from ransomware?
There are several things you can do to protect yourself from ransomware:
-Keep your operating system and all your software up to date. This includes your web browser, email client, office suite, and anything else you use.
-Use a good antivirus program and keep it up to date. Make sure it can detect and remove ransomware.
-Be cautious about opening email attachments, even if they appear to come from someone you know. If you’re not expecting an attachment, don’t open it.
-Don’t click on links in email messages unless you’re sure they’re safe. Again, even if they look like they come from a friend or a company you know, they could be malicious.
-Make sure you have good backups of your important data. That way, if you do get infected with ransomware, you can just restore your data from the backups and not have to pay the ransom.