Outdated computer systems are relatively more vulnerable to ransomware attacks. This is why it is essential to perform regular software and operating system updates to improve the security of your computer.
Install a reputable security suite to help you detect and fight off malicious threats, giving you an extra level of protection. Keeping it up to data renewing and renewing subscription
Stay on guard and think twice before opening email attachments or clicking files from unknown sources. Watch out for suspicious files with hidden file-extensions such as “.pdf.exe”
Malware often target computers using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Keep RDP disabled if you do not require remote access. Do not allow access to your computer by individuals that you don’t know and do not work for your IT department
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Ransomware continues to grow, hitting consumers and businesses hard
The hard truth about ransomware is that knowing more about the threat doesn’t easily translate to a decreased impact. FedEx is a good example of this. Despite knowledge of the threat for years now, the company saw a $300 million loss due to ransomware. The loss was not a result of paying the ransom but primarily for the cost of disaster recovery and system downtimes. The company’s lack of cyber insurance highlights the fact that many individuals and even large, multinational businesses have yet to fully grasp the threat. (Source: comparitech)