Along with the times and the advancement of technology, more and more types of crime appear one of which is cybercrime. For that, this time we will discuss what RANSOMWARE is!
Ransomware is one of the most dangerous types of malware. This type of malware can destroy, damage, and lock the owner’s device data. In extreme cases, this type of malware in the form of ransomware can also completely disable the device until it can no longer be used.
Broadly speaking, ransomware is a malware attack that uses encryption methods to store and hide victim information as a prisoner. Ransomware works by encrypting the victim’s important data and devices with a key that only the cybercriminal has. To regain access to encrypted files, databases and applications, victims will be asked to pay a ransom by the perpetrators of this crime.
Along with the times and increasingly advanced technology, cyber crime is a type of crime that we must be very careful about. So, to prevent you from being attacked and cybercrime, here are some tips!
- Use a strong password, consisting of a combination of lowercase, uppercase, symbols, and numbers, or you can change your password regularly!
- Avoid using unlicensed software! Instead of being useful, unlicensed software can contain harmful viruses or malware that can be used to steal important data on our devices.
- Check your financial transaction history! Make sure you always check the transaction history of your debit card, credit card, or e-wallet. If you find any suspicious transaction records, you must report them immediately.
- Make sure the website you are going to visit is the official website, and if you receive an email, also make sure that the email is really an official email. And most importantly, double-check the content and sender of the email, and don’t just click on the link sent!
- Be careful when sharing personal information on social media! Today, social media is a means for people to express themselves. However, we should not be too carried away by the freedoms that social media offers, especially with regard to personal information.