With the growing prevalence of ransomware; it’s prudent to take steps to avoid becoming infected with this malware and losing your data as well as being able to recover quickly without paying the ransom.
For these reasons I wanted to provide a respectful shout-out to the following blog posts that provide practical advice to businesses and consumers/personal users on how to protect yourself from ransomware and the “Locky” variant of ransomware:
The Simple Way to Stop your Business from Being Extorted by Ransomware by Graham Cluley (writing for Bitdefender)
“Locky” ransomware – what you need to know by Paul Ducklin (Sophos Security)
Update: 12th March 2016:
Got ransomware? What are your options? by Paul Ducklin (Sophos Security)
Further information/discussion on ransomware is provided in a previous blog post. I hope that you find the above posts useful. Thank you.