Let’s Talk About Ransomware [Infographic + Resource Guide]

Let’s Talk About Ransomware [Infographic + Resource Guide]
May 17, 2017 Ralph Andersen & Associates' Staff

In case you haven’t heard, last weekend a brutal ransomware attack crippled companies and organizations in 150 countries. The attack targeted major businesses, hospitals, and universities across the globe. Luckily, a cyber researcher in the UK managed to contain the attack before it got too much traction in America; but Russia, China, India, and many European countries suffered significant damage.

Ransomware is a very real threat – not just to large companies and organizations – but also to the average individual. Since the beginning of 2016, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred every day. This statistic represents a 300% increase over 2015. (Gammons, 2017)

This threat is not going away anytime soon. So, we at Ralph Andersen & Associates, want to help you understand ransomware and how to defend against it.

We have created a quick reference guide with some simple tips to protect yourself, as well as three resources we think you may find helpful. Please read them over carefully.


What is Ransomware and How Do You Deal With It? | Wired [VIDEO]

Ransomware. It’s malware but worse. It takes the contents of your device hostage and demands Bitcoin as a, you guessed it, ransom. Here’s how to avoid it and what to do if your laptop gets locked.

Watch the Video

Reading List:

What is WannaCry? How does WannaCry ransomware work? | Techworld

Your Single Biggest Protection Against WannaCry and Other Ransomware | Forbes