Just under 950,000 unique users were victims of Ransomware in 2017, with 26.2% of those being business users. So just what is the best way of preventing this vicious piece of malware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software which hijacks the user’s machines and typically prevents access to data and files through encryption. To retrieve access, users have to pay a fee (or ransom) which could reach the thousands of pounds. Upon payment (which is paid in Bitcoin), users are given a decryption key to then access their files again – although this is not always the case. While falling victim to ransomware may result in lost data, if you put preventative measures in place to begin with, this is not necessarily a huge problem… Continue Reading