What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software or malware that is intended to block users from accessing files and data on their computer until a ransom is paid to the cybercriminals who launched the attack.
What to do if you get a ransomware email?
If you get a ransomware email, take the following steps:
Stop ransomware emails from doing more damage
Do not click on any suspicious links. If you know or suspect malware has been downloaded to your computer, disconnect it and any other infected device from your network immediately.
Record the damages, demands, and any other relevant information sand file a report with the appropriate local authorities. Learn more about reporting ransomware.
Prevent future attacks with anti-ransomware protocol. This means implementing the right technology, such as Mimecast’s email security services, and empowering everyone in your organization to understand how to detect and avoid ransomware threats.
To protect your business against ransomware, you need to address the entire attack lifecycle