How to Fight a Ransomware Attack #infographic

 How to Fight a Ransomware Attack #infographic

It can hit at all times. For a minute you're working on your phone, and the next time you're working on your computer, it's odd because you can't access your files. See your files in a folder where the file names have been changed. On other directories, you are watching the same thing. You're trying to open Word files, Excel files, the images don't work properly. You restart your computer, as most of the problems seem to be solved by Microsoft. But, not this time. This time, rebooting does not fix anything.

You may be able to see a message that all your files have been encrypted appearing on your screen. In all files, you may see a file and be aware of the attack when you open it. What is happening here is that malicious software has invaded your computer and encrypted most, if not all, documents.

The only way these files can be decrypted is to get a key for decryption. The only way to get a key for decryption is to pay a ransom to the victim. And in cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, the criminals are calling for untraceable compensation. It's like asking them to pick up on a park a bag of unmarked cash bills.

Can you wait to return your files for the money? It's not possible. Now you've backed it all up. Then it's just a matter of removing the virus and restoring the backup data. It might be easy and simple, or it might be hard to remove the virus. A complete software reformat may also be required to ensure that it is actually clean.

But what if you don't have enough file backups? Do you have to pay the rescue? Let's think about that. Let's talk about it. The offenders who perpetrated this assault on you. What is the likelihood that offenders keep their word and provide you with the decryption key after payment?

If you sent a lift and then they did not help you encrypt your files, what solution would you use? So, when you pay for the ransom and they provide the password, what keeps them from attacking you again? Perhaps the following attack would involve thousands of dollars instead of hundreds. You've shown them you're a good revenue source for them.

 How to Fight a Ransomware Attack #infographic


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