With all the brouhaha over the cyberattacks going on all over the world, my advice in not getting infected with ransomware is the same advice I’ve been giving from the beginning. Don’t CLICK on a link in nor OPEN an attachment in an email unless you know who it’s from AND you’re expecting it. I can’t emphasize that last part enough. It is someone you know who was infected that the email will come from, and if you think it’s ok because it came from someone you know and you open the attachment, then it’s game over.
You need a backup of your data that can’t be compromised by ransomware, that’s why I recommend Carbonite. For $59 a year your data is securely stored where even a virus can’t damage it. I’ve had a client get infected with Ransomware and rather that pay the $1,500 ransom, we got all the data back from Carbonite. You can get Carbonite directly from them, or for the same price I will set up it for you and make sure the subtle settings are all correct for you so nothing gets missed.
Carbonite also protects you not just from hard drive crashes but also theft and fire – it’s cheap insurance, so contact me (Laurie@Tek-Chic.com) and let me get you set up and fully protected from the day you accidentally make that click.