Protect Your Data, Today!

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Ransomware attacks are becoming more common by the day. We all think it will never happen to us, until it does. One day, your entire life could be in the hands of a monster and you have no one to turn to. Sure, you may crack their code, pay them or even let go of your personal information and just simply buy a new laptop. Yet, you are succumbing to this epidemic and encouraging it to happen more and more by the day. So how can you protect yourself from the evilness of the internet? To begin with, make sure your devices are updated to the latest software as soon as possible. Secondly, download an antivirus software to ensure safety. Nevertheless, there are minor actions that you can take that we all blatantly ignore. For example, make sure your password is complicated, change it when using different platforms, keep sensitive information offline and password protect all of your devices, preferably with a two-factor authentication.

Here are is a link to the best antivirus softwares of 2019: https://www.techradar.com/best/best-antivirus.

If you are unlucky and were attacked before you could secure yourself, https://www.nomoreransom.org/ will help you unlock your information without paying the hackers. This website includes a list of famous hackers and the process you should undertake depending on who hacked you.

Shared by: @MalakAyman98
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  1. Alan Levine

    Great advice, but also keep in mind that there are also fake ransom scams too- I got one that included in the message an old password I used long ago (which is scary, but these are sold on black markets) that said it had video of me that I would not want shared that was hacked from my web cam.

    I was dubious (as I did not visit the sites they suggested I did) and did some research on the claim, and it’s a common thing to try and extort people. I ignored the threat, months went by, and all the things they threatened me with never happened.

    There are scams within scams within scams…

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