Don’t give ransomware a chance!
Nobody wants to find themselves having to deal with a cybercriminal who encrypts your files and only agrees to release them if you’re willing to pay a ransom. Ransomware continues to be a growing threat, but there are things you can do about it. That’s right, you can protect yourself if you take precautions and have the right tools.
Over the past 6 years, No More Ransom, a combined initiative by Europol, the Dutch police and cybersecurity companies, has helped more than 10 million people combat ransomware with its decryption tools. Visit the No More Ransom website and you’ll find more than 136 free tools that will help you to unlock and recover encrypted files.
And this is something you can do yourself
Of course, prevention is always better than cure. So follow these tips for protecting your files and devices against the scourge of ransomware:
- Remember to make regular backups. Read these tips for making good backups from the experts at Test Aankoop/Test Achats.
- Always think carefully before clicking on any links or attachments in e-mails or messages.
- Keep your antivirus protection and operating system up to date.
- Protect your accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA).
- And if you become a victim, never pay the ransom! Lodge an official complaint with the police and see if you can find a decryption tool to help you on No More Ransom.