Ransomware works by encrypting the user’s data, making it unreadable. If a user wants their data back, a ransom must be paid. Nothing guarantees you’ll get your files even if you agree to pay. In most cases, the attacker flees without giving you the key to deciphering your computer or infected files. A well-established and secure IT infrastructure is a must, especially if you run a corporate network full of clients’ and business’ sensitive data whose theft might threaten your future.
Abdul Majid Qureshi
I am working in tech journalism as a technology writer, editor and reviewer for over 4 years.