Fixing Ransomware Problems in Perth by a Local IT Support Business
In May 2017 some Perth businesses were held to ransom by international cyber attacks. FSA Technology IT security solutions help businesses prevent and fix ransomware problems in Perth Western Australia for their business clients’ computer / ITC systems.
What is ransomware? Malicious software that locks a device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone and then demands a ransom to unlock it.
Where did ransomware originate? The first case of ransomware appeared in 2005 in America but quickly spread around the world.
How are computers infected with ransomware? The software is normally contained within an attachment to a phishing email. Once opened, it encrypts the hard drive, making it impossible to access or retrieve data and software stored on the drive – such as photographs, documents, financial data or music.
How to protect yourself from ransomware? Anti-virus software and anti-malware software can protect your computers, although cybercriminals are constantly working on new ways to override IT security protection.
How much is a typical ransom demand? Ransom demands vary. $1,000 to millions depending on the cyber criminals and their estimate of the ransom victim capacity. However, there’s no guarantee that paying will get your data back.