26 July 2021
In its five years of existence, No More Ransom has helped prevent almost a billion euros from ending up in criminals’ pockets
Working from home, the beach or a café is a reality for many people today. Everything we need is stored in our digital devices, such as personal computers, laptops and mobile phones, which contain important information about our personal and professional lives. Digitalisation has created a flexible living environment that gives us the freedom to easily access a universe of information. It also provides us with the space to store hundreds of thousands of different files: pictures of our kids and pets, electronic tickets, projects, important matrixes we have worked on for weeks, archives filled with decades of knowledge and memories. Ransomware enables criminals to steal all this in an instant. That is why it is crucial to beware, be aware and protect your digital world.
LOCKED? CHECK THE NO MORE RANSOM WEBSITE FOR A KEY
The decryptors available in the No More Ransom repository have helped more than six million people to recover their files for free. This prevented criminals from earning almost a billion euros through ransomware attacks. Currently offering 121 free tools able to decrypt 151 ransomware families, it unites 170 partners from the public and private sector. The portal is available in 37 languages.
A new No More Ransom website has been launched to mark the project’s fifth year. Modern and more user-friendly, the new home of the Crypto Sheriff offers updated information on ransomware, as well as advice on how to prevent a ransomware infection.
READ BEFORE YOU CLICK
The best way to stay healthy is not to get sick. That obvious statement also applies to ransomware attacks. Anyone can be a target – individuals and companies of all sizes. So, what can we do?
- Regularly back up data stored on your electronic devices.
- Watch your clicks – do you know where a link will take you?
- Beware of attachments in emails.
- Ensure that your security software and operating system are up to date.
- If you become a victim, do not pay! Report the crime and check No More Ransom for decryption tools.
For the full picture: read all the prevention advice on the No More Ransom website.
JOIN EUROPOL IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST RANSOMWARE
The partnership between law enforcement and private industry has contributed to the success of No More Ransom by helping victims and reducing criminal profits.
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