What is Ransomware?
In short, cybercriminals would pressure us by encrypting our important and irreplaceable data and then demand a fortune with the promise of recovery. We show you how to defend against them.
In detail: They no longer just try to blackmail you with the promise of returning encrypted data: they also steal files and threaten to publish their contents on the Internet. According to security experts, two thirds of the ransomware attacks currently active involve data theft. This leaves victims in a new situation: while backups have been the best protection against ransomware, they cannot help prevent the blackmailers from publishing the data. Hence the term ranshameware, a contraction of ransom and shame. Fortunately for the average user, this method is more effective for the time being against companies that want to protect their trade secrets from public disclosure. Learn how can you protect yourself against Ransomware.