It started with personal computers and then morphed to attack business data. The “it” is ransomware, and it is the latest way that black hat hackers have caused concern for individuals and businesses alike.
Ransomware is when an outsider gains control of your computer from an email you opened or a file you downloaded. The hacker criminal gains control of your computer and locks you out. He or she now has complete control of your computer and offers to unlock it for a fee. In legal terms, the criminal is extorting you for money in exchange for data that is already yours. Ransomware has proven to be very lucrative for hackers; the very existence of ransomware on a computer instills panic and fear into the victims in that the hackers have control of your data. If your system is infected with ransomware, messages you see may include:
Yet, paying the ransom offers no guarantee that the hacker will release your files. Protecting against ransomware isn’t hard, yet most businesses pay the ransom without protecting themselves from another attack.
Steps to Take to Decrease Vulnerability to Ransomware
You will have little, if any, expense in protecting your data from being victimized by ransomware. Take the needed steps now by contacting us. Alary Clinitech is the trusted choice when it comes to staying ahead of the latest information technology tips, tricks and news. Contact us at (416) 291-7377 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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