Just 5 years ago, Bill Gates presented at TED talk on how every country used to be afraid of the potential of a nuclear war and made preparations in the event. As tensions decrease and the threat of a nuclear war diminished, Gates brings up how we are not ready in the case of a viral outbreak.
Just one click…
That’s all it takes for you to lose years’ worth of data and be forced to pay upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars for it back. What does it do? What is it? Will it happen to you? These are all common questions when people learn about cyber security either on their own or the hard way.
This “one click” I referred to is just one way someone can fall victim to ransomware. As the word implies, it holds your computer files hostage, and extorts an organization or individual to pay the ransom amount.