Cyber security is even more dangerous these days with a lot of lazy young kids preferring to steal rather than working hard. A close friend recently had her computer hacked when she or her staff accidentally clicked on an executable file and found the files on her computer encrypted with this message on her desktop.
This is basically a ramson note installed when the computer was infected with a virus. Following the link leads you to a page like below where you’re asked to fork out around $635 USD. And guess what? You can be very sure that you won’t be getting your files back at all. They will end up asking you for more money, an extra $200 for a speedy solution. You’ll actually consider the request because you’ve already forked out $635, and you really need your files back, so you’ll for out the extra $200 and then they will ask for more. Then it hits you that you’re never getting your files back at all.
There are two types of people in the world. The ones that work hard and the ones who leech off others because that’s all they can do – they cant contribute to society in any other way. The second type of people end up leeching off the hard working people.
Moral of the story: Ensure you get a reliable anti virus system like Norton Antivirus, McAfee 2017, Kaspersky or AVG. My favourite would be Kaspersky because that’s what protecting my whole family computers. And they’ve been doing a good job for the last 5 years. Always remember to keep your anti virus database updated.