Preventing ransomware – precautionary steps to take

Ransomware is a type of malware that infects your computer and prevents you from accessing files. The NHS and many other organisations are being impacted by a new strain of ransomware.

The new strain of ransomware is modified to not only encrypt the files in one laptop but to then spread through a company's network to other laptops. It has been released by cyber criminals to several companies in Spain, Portugal and the UK. It is now spreading globally, affecting many other countries.

This article sheds light on the threat posed by ransomware and outlines some precautionary steps you can take to avoid ransomware from infecting your system.