Ransomware is a kind of malware which encrypts the files on your computer, making them inaccessible until you pay a ransom in exchange for the decryption key.

In 2017 the NHS was affected by the WannaCry ransomware, both costing large amounts of money to fix and making vital equipment inaccessible.

Screenshot of WannaCry ransomware.
Screenshot of WannaCry ransomware.

Although there is a possibility that paying the ransom will release affected systems, it is always more cost effective to plan ahead by hardening computer systems against malware attacks and creating a recovery plan so you don't have to risk paying a ransom if your computer ever is infected.

We would be very happy to help you to make these preparations or attempt to recover from a ransomware attack, Contact Us to arrange a consultation or visit Services for information on our other services.

Note that this advice applies to pretty much all malware, not just ransomware.