How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware for Only $2 a Month

Cyber criminals have increased their use of ransomware attacks in the past couple of years.  The WannaCry attack affected more than 200,000 users in 150 countries, and yes – it made many of them cry.

Ransomware is a piece of malicious code that encrypts all your files and locks you out of them.  Cyber criminals then attempt to extort money from you – either pay them or you’ll never see your files again.  It is estimated that 4,000 ransomware attacks occur each day.  By the end of 2017 global loss will reach $5 billion.

A good preventive measure is an automated backup solution.  However, if you’re using a physical external drive to back up your files, it will most likely be infected with the ransomware, too.  The solution?  An online backup service, which costs a little as 2 dollars a month.  If you aren’t using one – start today.