Facts About Ransomware!
When security is a priority today, we need to be aware of this new threat & here are a few facts about Ransomware.
One of the most important things we need to do is to regularly change our passwords to protect all our devices & use a reliable security system to prevent threats & keeping up to date on ransomware & other current threats is absolutely essential today. This also means protecting our PIN when banking or on any other security machines or devices.
These threats are ever more sophisticated than previous threats & ransomware is currently effecting people around the world. Cybersecurity experts have to come up with innovative solutions to keep personal data safe.
This is a description of Ransome from Wikipedia
Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to a computer system that it infects in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the operators of the malware to remove the restriction.
Some forms of ransomware systematically encrypt files on the system's hard drive (cryptoviral extortion, a threat originally envisioned by Adam Young and Moti Yung) using a large key that may be technologically infeasible to breach without paying the ransom, while some may simply lock the system and display messages intended to coax the user into paying. Ransomware typically propagates as a trojan, whose payload is disguised as a seemingly legitimate file.
While initially popular in Russia, the use of ransomware scams has grown internationally; in June 2013, security software vendor McAfee released data showing that it had collected over 250,000 unique samples of ransomware in the first quarter of 2013—more than double the number it had obtained in the first quarter of 2012
Nowadays we store most or all of our sensitive personal data on electronic devices connected to the Internet, which makes them vulnerable to attacks. Furthermore we need to protect our children from threats they my be subjected to.
It is very important that everybody understands the threats and the vulnerabilities of children. Only then we can start to protect children by understanding their devices, demonstrating safe behavior and by providing the right tools.
You can best protect your child by becoming engaged in their cyber life & ensuring that you have correct & current protection for all your online devices.
So hopefully these facts about ransomware will help make you aware of this threat to enable you to take the necessary precautions to prevent any problems for you & your family.