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French government issues advice on online ransomware   

French government has issued guidelines for what to do if your computer or portable device becomes infected with a "ransomware" virus and asks you for money to unblock it.

Ransomware is a form of computer virus that renders your machine inoperable until you pay money via the virus screen, to "unblock it" and supposedly regain use of your computer or device.

It is usually spread via email attachments, including archives, programs, and images. It can also be activated if you visit an infected website.

Businesses and individuals can both be affected, and infection rates are said to be on the rise, having soared since 2015.

Should you fall victim to this kind of scam - known as both 

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2pRLm1g

Published on October 16, 2018 by Paul Illingworth

 

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