What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a sophisticated piece of malware that blocks the victim’s access to his/her files, and the only way to regain access to the files is to pay a ransom.
How ransomware infects your computer:
Ransomware, transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people’s data and threatening to destroy it if a ransom is not paid. The global cyberattack has affected 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, India & Britain.
How to protect the computer from ransomware:
If you’re already infected by ransomware, the first thing to do is disconnect your computer from the network (internet) so it does not infect other machines. Then seek help from a specializes in data recovery professional.