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.