It’s a normal Thursday morning. You unlock your business, preparing to open for the day. You turn on the lights, set down your stuff, and log in to your computer.
Or try to.
Your computer screen is frozen on a very scary-looking screen that says that your computer has been locked and that you have to pay a lot of money to get it back. You try everything you can think of, but the screen stays put very stubbornly. You’re super locked out…and super panicked. You need your computer to run your business! With a sick feeling in your gut, you stare at the screen, wondering how in the world you’re going to get out of this one.
So, what happened? Ransomware happened. We’ll explain what ransomware is and how to avoid falling victim to it.