Avoid being a digital hostage due to ransomware
Ransomware is a piece of malicious software (malware) that has the intention of encrypting the files of the victim. Once the files are encrypted the attacker demands a ransom (most often an amount of money) from the victim. The victims are contacted and given instructions of how to pay and how to receive a decryption key to regain access to their files. The costs of this decryption key vary from a few hundred to thousands of euros. These payments to the cybercriminals are mostly done via cryptocurrency.
In this article we will tackle some questions on how to cope with ransomware and how to prevent it.