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Ransomware Risks for Consumers vs. Businesses, and How to Avoid Them

17
Dec
2020
Ransomware Risks for Consumers vs. Businesses, and How to Avoid Them

We all dread the possibility that we turn our computer on and see the following message: “Your files are encrypted.” In simple words, it means “we got you, and unless you pay us a fee to release these files, you can say goodbye to them forever.”

That’s how ransomware works. It’s malware that you can accidentally download from a website or email attachment and, once it’s installed, it can take over your device and do whatever it wants. Whether you get ransomware on your personal computer or on your work computer, the risk can be huge (relative to the person or business).

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