Ransomware is malware that encrypts files on a victim’s device, making them unusable. These encrypted files are used by hackers as a ransom in exchange for access to the files. Defend yourself from ransomware by
- backing up your data and securing the backups
- keeping security software up to date
- using secure networks
- staying informed and practicing safe web-searching
Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing methods of cyberattack. Everyone is at risk.