Ransomware is rampant.  It’s a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed.

The best cure is prevention:

  • Filter your emails BEFORE they reach your inbox.
  • Use extreme diligence and precaution when opening ZIP file attachments.
  • Use an automated backup system that will restore your files from a date and time prior to the infection.