Anatomy of a ransomware attack: CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and how to stay safe (Infographic)

Ransomware is malware that prevents you from using your files or your computer, and then extorts money from you in exchange for a promise to unlock them.

How it works

A ransomware attack goes through five stages from the time it installs on your computer to the appearance of the ransom warning on your screen.

Ransomware protection, prevention and mitigation

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/virus-removal-tool.aspx?cmp=701j0000000LOhOAAW

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/03/19/ransomware-should-you-pay/

https://blogs.sophos.com/2014/03/03/cryptolocker-surfaces-in-fake-uk-royal-mail-emails-many-victims-willing-to-pay/

https://blogs.sophos.com/2015/03/31/world-backup-day-why-backups-are-so-important-and-some-data-protection-tips-for-businesses/

https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/security-news-trends/whitepapers/gated-wp/cryptolocker-cryptowall-remove-ransomware.aspx?cmp=701j0000000LOhOAAW

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