11: Your Digital Life Held Hostage By Ransomware

Do you have $100, $600, or $1000 to pay for the release of the files on your computer? Are you even aware that all your important files, photos, and videos could be held hostage at any time? If you don't take the steps now, once it happens the only option you have is to pay or say goodbye to everything stored on your computer. 

But I have a backup...

Sorry. That isn't always enough and in this weeks episode we talk about how ransomware could affect you or your company, briefly why it is happening, and some steps for prevention.

Ransomware can affect you, your family, or your organization. It is important to understand the best ways to protect yourself. If you have any questions, information, or discussion please share in the comments section of this episode below.

How to protect yourself: https://www.malwarebytes.com/pdf/infographics/ransomware-infographic.pdf

How to report ransomware: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2016/160915.aspx

Ransomware on the rise: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/ransomware-on-the-rise


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