05-16-2017 09:19 AM - edited 05-16-2017 09:21 AM
Cybercriminals are using something called “ransomware” to essentially hold data on Windows-based computers hostage by encrypting files, making them unusable and demanding “ransom” payment before potentially restoring access. This kind of criminal activity has occurred before, but this most recent occurrence appears to be the most widespread ransomware attack to date. It has spread to more than 100 countries.
How would I know it’s happening to me?
How do I avoid this attack?
What else can I do?
If I’m affected and do not have my data backed up in the cloud or on an external hard drive, what can I do?
If I’m affected and do have my data backed up, what can I do?
If my computer is infected, how do I avoid it infecting other computers on my network?
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05-17-2017 09:05 AM - edited 05-17-2017 09:09 AM