Ransomware is vicious malware that locks users out of their devices or blocks access to files until a sum of money or ransom is paid. Attacks cause downtime, data loss, possible intellectual property theft, and in certain industries an attack is considered a data breach. Phishing emails, compromised websites, and free software are just a few ransomware tools hackers can use to extort you.
Ransomware can take many different forms, but when you boil it down, it’s a simple concept to understand: ransomware is a hostage situation. This Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual is packed with actionable info that you need to prevent infections, and what to do when you are hit with ransomware. You will also receive a Ransomware Attack Response Checklist and Ransomware Prevention Checklist.