A Look at How Ransomware Works and What You Need to Do to Stay Safe Against This Costly Threat…
Ransomware is a form of malicious software designed to encrypt a victim’s files and/or system, then demand a ransom fee from the victim in exchange for the restoration of access to the files and/or system. Over the years, ransomware has become the biggest threat to businesses of all types – from governmental agencies to healthcare organizations to small shops and everything in between – with ransom fees growing as time goes on.
The average ransom fee as of lately? A staggering $13,000.
In the past, ransomware attacks relied on mass phishing emails sent out to a huge amount of people with the goal of getting a few hits. Nowadays, cybercriminals are launching more focused, sophisticated attacks:
It’s important to understand exactly how ransomware works, in order to prepare yourself and stay protected:
When it comes to protecting against ransomware, it’s all about taking the right prevention measures to keep your network safe against any form of malware. Take a look at our latest video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ0tFOTGea4&feature=emb_title for tips to stay safe.
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