How to protect yourself against the rising threat of ransomware


So far, ransomware has been the signature cyberattack of 2017, with two record-breaking outbreaks happening in the past two months alone. In May the WannaCry ransomware infected hundreds of thousands of computers, disrupting hospitals, banks, businesses and more. In late June, another malware dubbed NotPetya, initially thought to be an updated version of the Petya ransomware, caused mayhem across Ukraine, Russia and other countries. It later became evident that the malware was something much worse than ransomware. In case you’ve never heard about ransomware, it’s a kind of virus that encrypts the files on your computers and locks you out…

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