The data thieves are preying on us and ransomware is a predominant threat. Following the simple guidelines below, at work and at home, will go a long way to protect your data.
Before we start in though, what is ransomware? It is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
The best way to avoid viruses is to be aware that most infections occur through social engineering. This means an attacker relies on a person, and involves tricking that person into breaking normal security procedures.