We all know about computer threats and the harmful impacts. Among all computer threats Ransomware is one most dangerous. Once PC gets infected, it’s a nightmare for the infected computer users. But what if we say:-
No More Ransom, So Is The Ransomware Threat.
Although, it hard to believe but it really that European Police agency Europol has joined hands with police and the cyber security companies. This has been done in order to launch a worldwide initiative to tackle exponential growth of Ransomware that being used by cyber criminals. Europol announced some day before that the initiative, which dubbed NO More Ransom, been backed by technology giant Intel, along with cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab and the Netherlands police too backed, aiming at decreasing rise in Ransomware threat.
Actually, Ransomware is a piece of malware that sole intention to extorts money. Typically it locks victim’s device using strong encryption methods. After now, it demands for ransom amount to decrypt the important data. According to a report estimated number of ransomware victims is been tripled in the first quarter of this year alone.
About No More Ransom
This very No More Ransom initiative motive is to informs the public about the dangers or the harmful threats of ransomware threat. Which Includes information about :-
- How to avoid falling victim to it
- How to recover data without paying money to cyber-criminals in case PC gets infected.
This new No More Ransom online portal provides users a downloadable tools that help them to decrypt computers affected that has been affected by ransomware attacks. NoMoreRansom.org will contains four decryption tools for ransomware, which includes CryptXXX as well as the CoinVault and Bitcryptor families. Additionally, portal also provides “Crytpo Sherrif” section where victims will be allowed to upload more ransomware malware samples with description to identify type of ransomware threat.
However, as always said prevention is better than cure so, one need to be prepared to fight against such malicious program. Follow given points strictly and keep your PC safe and clean.
- Backup all your important data regularly
- Don’t pay criminals the ransom.
- Keep your software up-to-date.
- Use reputed antivirus solution.
- Alerts while opening any email or message attachments.