Here’s an FAQ to tell you what you need to know about ransomware.
What’s going on?
Cybercriminals are using something called “ransomware” to essentially hold data on Windows-based computers hostage by encrypting files, making them unusable and demanding “ransom” payment before potentially restoring access. This kind of criminal activity has occurred before, but this most recent occurrence appears to be the most widespread ransomware attack to date. It has spread to more than 100 countries.