Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) that encrypts all data on a computer or mobile device, preventing the owner from accessing it. Following the infection, the victim receives a message informing him or her that a particular amount of money (typically in Bitcoins) must be paid in order to obtain the decryption key. There is usually a time restriction for paying the ransom. There is no assurance that the victim will get the decryption key if he or she pays the ransom.
Every week, the cybersecurity news websites are full of ransomware attacks stories, with large and small companies becoming victims of malicious actors who want easy money on the behalf of those who will lose data, money, and time in return. But that is not all – it’s only a matter of time until ransomware attacks have death as a consequence if the target is a medical facility or something similar. For this reason, today’s topic is ransomware prevention. Let’s find out how you can stay safe and out of trouble!
Ransomware Prevention: What It Is?
Ransomware prevention refers to the combination of practices, products, and services used to avoid ransomware attacks.
Ransomware Prevention Guide: How Ransomware Works?