Infections with ransomware are on the rise. The new type of malware encrypts files which renders them unusable. In order to decrypt the files a ransom has to be paid. The majority of the infections comes from users opening malicious email attachments. Are they simply stupid or can it happen to anyone?
Some emails even link to a cloud storage provider from which the user has to download a file and open it. As soon as the file is executed the ransomware infects the computer. Some users argue that you must be fairly stupid to open attachments with specific extensions, especially if they come from people you don’t know.
Others understand that not everyone is as tech savvy and might mistakenly open a document that appears to be an invoice or curriculum vitae. What do you think?