Monday November 30, 2020

The Gadget Guy

Don’t be a hostage to fortune when it comes to ransomware

13th March, 2016
Virus's on a computer can be lethal Pic:iStock

A customer of mine recently discovered first-hand the true meaning and implications of ‘ransomware’. It describes the recent spate of computer viruses designed to attack a user’s personal data and hold it to ransom, usually by encrypting it with a password the hacker might offer to provide for a sturdy sum of money.

In the case of my unfortunate customer, the sum requested was a princely $4,000, even on foot of...

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