How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware

By Kevin Helms –  January 3, 2017 – news.bitcoin.com

The ransomware industry has exploded recently. Often, hackers demand bitcoin payments in order to restore computer systems. Bitcoin.com investigates what to do to prevent ransomware attacks.

A report by McAfee Labs published in December revealed that the number of new ransomware samples totaled 3,860,603 in the third quarter, which is an 80% increase from the beginning of the year. With a huge jump in the number of ransomware attacks coupled with significant technical advances in this area, the company predicted that “2016 may be remembered as ‘the year of ransomware’.”

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