WHAT IS RANSOMWARE AND
HOW TO STAY SAFE FROM IT?
'Ransomware' is a type of malware or malicious software that,
according to the cyber security, infiltrates users' devices and
restricts access to systems and data with the aim of
demanding a ransom for release of these.
Ransomware can enter a device in different ways: when
people are visiting infected websites, browsing insecure
network connections or also through links distributed via
email. It is easy to recognize when you are under an attack of
this nature, because you cannot access certain information or
the device in its entirety.
Security software developer notes that even if users pay the
ransom, there is no guarantee that they will be able to fully
regain access to their systems. In that sense, he adds that
fraudsters ask for different forms of payment that can range
from cryptocurrencies to online bank transfers.
How To Prevent?
It is always important to prevent attacks of this nature. The
first step that must be taken is to create backups of
information on different devices, to recover the data in case of
an attack or damage to them. We recommend always having
an antivirus program that offers protection against this type of '
malware' and is kept updated to detect new types of cyber-
Other Measures Are:
Always keep the firewalls and other protection
mechanisms for electronic devices active.
Avoid dubious websites.
Do not open links in emails that seem suspicious
Avoid using public network connections and constantly
update browsers and operating systems.
According to the National Commission for the Protection
and Defense of Users of Financial Services, complaints
about cyber fraud grow year after year, which is why it
invites users to take sufficient precautions to protect their
information, devices and money.
One way to protect bank details is through the use of a digital
card, since it offers a different card number from the physical
card and a dynamic CVV that changes every five minutes to