A Guide to Ransomware

Ransomware is a small piece of criminal software that highjacks your computer by encrypting your files, denying you access to them, and then demands online payment for their release. It’s one of the most shameless forms of cyber extortion, and in some cases, actual blackmail.

Please read this article on the Acronis website to learn how ransomware is encountered, what an attack looks like, and most importantly what to do if you are a victim (hint: it helps to have an up-to-date backup!).