What it is
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that denies a user access to their files or computer system unless they pay a ransom.
How to protect yourself from a ransomware attack
Update your devices
Always update your operating system and your apps when new versions are available. You can set this up to happen automatically with Windows and a lot of other applications like Office.
Install an antivirus
Install antivirus software on your computer if you don’t already have it and update it regularly. Scan for viruses regularly and clean up any infections straight away.