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Find Out The Most Effective Ways On How You Can Protect Yourself From Potential Ransomware Attack For those of you out there who have been watching news recently, surely, you know about the cyber-attack that caused chaos across the NHS during the weekend which led to the patients being declined from the A and E and some operations has to be cancelled due to it and the said attach still continues to run lose and is spreading even at the moment. By the time Monday afternoon has arrived, it was reported that the cyber-attack was caused by a malicious software virus called ransomware and the said virus has targeted an estimated number of two hundred thousand organizations coming from one hundred fifty countries all over the world. According to the report that was given by the NSA, they have found out that “WannyCry” (the name of the ransomware that created chaos over the weekend) seems to take advantage of the error in the software produced by Microsoft to breached various systems and programs and this particular ransomware was leaked by the hackers and spread it rapidly across the locking away files of every networks. One very important fact that you have to know when it comes to ransomware is that it is a typ of cyber-attack that concerns hackers who are taking control over their mobile devices or computers and demanding payments from their victims for them to release the files they have taken as hostages.
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When ransomware takes place, this is made possible by hackers or attackers who are downloading virus device and then use that particular malicious software they have downloaded to encrypt the information of the victim which is contained in the device itself. After successfully securing the encryption of the information of the victim, they will threaten them to block all the access they have to the files not unless they have paid the ransom asked by these criminals and often times, the fee they will be asking you will range from zero point three to one Bit coins (four hundred to one thousand three hundred seventy five).
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In this article, we will be presenting your some ways on how you will be able to protect yourself from ransomware and the sudden attack of cyber attackers. It has been said that one of the most effective ways available that you can use to protect yourself is to have a backup for all the files that you have. The greatest damage that many of us suffer from ransomware attack is the loss of important files that is why it is advisable to have all the files you have be stored in a backup as well. Another effective way for you to protect yourself from ransomware attack is by installing in your device what we call as ransomware prevention software or the ransomware blocker as this software is capable of detecting any cyber-attack present in your device and immediately wipe it out to avoid further damage.