Ransomware proves to be a real-time threat today for your personal data, which includes your important files, pictures, videos, songs, and everything else on your system. In a simple definition, it is a malware program, which locks you out of your computer data or encrypts your data and asks for a ransom to release a key for you to unlock the data.
The only option that remains with you is to make the payment and get back your data. You can also look for the law administration ransomware protection services online.
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Though there is much such malware, here we are going to discuss some of the most recent ones which breach your personal data.
Black shades: This is a powerful and dangerous remote access tool (RAT), which is can get complete access to an infected system. This malware can infect your system through phishing tactics on e-mails or links, through malicious links on social media networks or through some browser plug-ins. Once infected, your data can be accessed or stolen easily.
Jigsaw: This new ransomware not only encrypts your files but also deletes your personal data every 60 minutes till the time you don't pay to get back your data. Jigsaw infects your system with the autorun feature where countdown begins from 60 to 0 and once it reaches 0 it deletes a certain number of files. The good news is that it can be decrypted.
How to stay safe from ransomware: Try these small steps to prevent ransomware threats and to secure your data on a virtual platform.
- Do not open unusual attachments.
- Keep a tab on the spam mails folder.
- Do not click links, which seems to be doubtful or are sent from an anonymous source.
- Do not visit unusual websites.