It’s not a good feeling. You wake up and notice your inbox is jammed with all of your personal, business, and other random contacts responding to an email you don’t remember sending and everyone is saying the same thing, “I think you’ve been hacked.”
It recently happened to me. Luckily it wasn’t a ransomware attack. A ransomware attack would have been devastating. I quickly reset my passwords and set-up 2-factor authentication and stopped the bleeding. However, I realized that my digital life was like a house without locks on the doors or windows and ransomware is on the rise.
Ransomware is an attack from hackers that locks your computer up. The only way to regain access is to pay the hacker’s ransom, usually in the form of online crypto-currency Bitcoin. The scariest part is the code for these attacks is readily available and even those without in-depth knowledge can launch ransomware attacks on virtually anyone online.
Through my panicked research I stumbled on a cyber-security company called Rubica. Once you’re signed up you simply download their app to your devices and from then on Rubica’s team is able to monitor your safety 24/7.