Unfortunately, ransomware has become the biggest security thread of 2016 and 2017! No-one is safe, hackers are targeting everyone and every company including home PCs and they are very successful. The hackers earned themselves over $846 million dollars from US reported incidents alone. The business of ransomware is booming with thousands of new attacks each day costing the target on average $640. The worst part is that the average costs of the attack is going up!
Some hackers are starting to offer a quick “rescue”… for a fee. In this method, they trick you in to thinking that you have a virus that will spread if you do not pay money to remove it from your computer. The scariest method they are using is that they pretend to be the FBI or CIA and say your computer was involved with some criminal scheme or used illegally. In order to avoid going to prison they insist you pay up right now.
David is the managing member and main technology expert at Layer 2 Computers. Read More