Ransomware is a type of malicious software used to block access to your organization’s system or data. The cybercriminal holds your system or data hostage until the ransom is paid. The ransomware can spread to other systems and devices on your business network. If a ransom is not paid, the system or encrypted data will continue to be blocked and could be deleted.
Be Aware: Even after paying a ransom, the criminals may not return your data.
If you think your business has experienced a ransomware attack, we recommend that you act immediately by following our guidelines below, and then proceed to our Report, Recover and Reinforce sections for further assistance.
These resources have been gathered, selected and vetted to help simplify the process of recovering after a cybercrime incident has taken place. You may need to contact organizations outside FightCybercrime.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity using these resources and tools.