If you are a regular internet user, you will know how ransomware is still a serious threat to everyone. To give you a clear idea first here’s a brief definition of Ransomware.
A type of malicious software, it affects your computer in a bad way. Ransomware is a typical malware or software which takes over our computer and then will deny you access of it. And if you want to demand access to your data or computer, the hacker will ask a ransom from the owner of the affected computer. This ransom is generally always in form of money. Once the payment is made, the attacker will promise to grant access but it is not always truthful.
Now, let’s come to the main targets of such attackers,
When a ransomware attacker is choosing an organization or individual to attack, then the basic things that he or she looks for is – what opportunity he or she will get. For example, various universities usually have a narrow team of security and a big set of data stored in their system. In addition to this, they practice a series of file sharing each day. Because of this reason, it is very easy for hackers to enter their database and hold it for ransom.
Another reason based on which ransomware attackers choose a particular organization is, they seem to pay the ransom easily and quickly. Examples of such organizations are – medical department and various government agencies. Often, all law firms store sensitive information and if they are attacked by these hackers they will pay quickly.
These are some common examples of what type of organizations are mostly targeted by Ransomware attackers. However, truth to be told, no one is safe. Even a hacker, if he or she finds a motive, can hack your computer and hold data for ransom. Therefore, the best way to avoid such a scenario is, do not use your system, internet etc. without installing good anti-malware software. In this regard, Kaspersky is an ideal choice.
Well, therefore these are the steps that you must follow to prevent getting affected from ransomware attacks. Only following these steps will not allow secure your system from that malicious ransomware. You will require proper guidance.
This is why Kaspersky HelpLine brings to you amazing tech support and service. Here, you will find an excellent tech team who is available all day and all night to answer all your Kaspersky related queries. Therefore, if you have any problem, simply contact us at our toll-free number +1-888-852-5666. We are available in all regions of the USA and Canada.