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Why is ransomware still a thing? One-in-three polled netizens say they would cave to extortion demands

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Happirstday of my life...

When my son came over and said his laptop had been encrypted what should he do?

Have got backups of all your course work?

Yes, two copies, on Uni servers and USB drive

Photos and music?

Yes, phone and OneDrive

Ok do a reset on Windows and don't visit that site again, you will need to reinstall and re-download software and games. You good to go?

Ok.

Oh happy days he was actually listening.All his stuff was OK no course work lost and lesson learned.

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