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Alert: We have received reports of ransomware infections targeting both consumers and businesses. Ransomware is a type of malicious software primarily targeting Windows operating system users.
The following list includes characteristics most typical of ransomware:
Ransomware will often use malicious email attachments disguised as invoices, energy bills or images to infect the targeted device. Other forms of ransomware include false security messages claiming malware on a user’s device. Fraudulent companies will claim they can clean the device for a price, but instead of honoring such claims, the user’s networks and devices become infected.The following best practices will help protect you from online attacks: