Ransomware acts much like a virus, but is specifically designed to encrypt your files, and hold them for ransom. Typically, users are instructed to call a phone number, and pay a fee to have their files unlocked.
From time to time, suspicious email arrives in your email inbox. It doesn’t matter what email system you use, from Gmail, to Outlook, or any other tools to pickup mail – they’re all susceptible to hacking, phishing, and malicious link attacks. Here’s what to do when you get an email that looks suspicious.