This ransomware that is going around the internet will encrypt the files on said PC and then demand a ransom payment so the user can get the decryption key. The payment is requested in bitcoins. At this point, if you have the ransomware on your PC, you have three separate options: wipe the system, restore to a recent backup or pay the ransom. However, if you do not yet have this issue, the best way to protect yourself is by taking precautions. There are a few things you can do to protect yourself, your PC and your organization which include:
There are a lot of different scams out there on the Internet. The best way to protect yourself from a variety of threats, and not just this one, is to put into place some form of protection and safe guards. This is especially important for organizations to take every precaution possible to protect their business. This includes finding a reputable protection software and maintaining it on all devices, as well as educating all employees of potential threats and how to avoid them. As with this scam, the most common forms of cyberattacks start with an email that tricks people into clicking and downloading attachments. At the end of the day, you should never open an email attachment unless you requested that someone send it to you and you trust the source.