Imagine turning on your computer to start working on a project that’s due today, only to find that none of your files will open. Not just your drawings – your photos, documents and web browser links, even saved emails. No, your computer isn’t having a slow morning, and you probably didn’t accidentally grab the wrong computer. Instead, it’s extremely possible you’ve been the latest victim of a ransomware attack. This is a relatively new type of virus, or malware, which works by essentially locking all your files. The only way to regain access is to pay a ransom.
The time to prepare for ransomware is before it affects your computer. Read on to learn how to prevent these debilitating attacks.