If cybercriminals deny me access to my critical systems and data via ransomware, should I pay the ransom?

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John Denver

Step 1: Do not pay the ransom because there is no guarantee that the ransomware creators will allow you to recover your data.

Step 2: Find any available backups you have.

Step 3: If there are no back-ups, you will need to try to decrypt the information locked by ransomware by using the best ransomware decryption tools available.

 

These are some tools to descrypt your files from ransome :

https://www.nomoreransom.org/crypto-sheriff.php

https://id-ransomware.malwarehunterteam.com/

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John Denver

WannaCry leveraged a vulnerability in Windows OS, first discovered by the NSA, and then publicly revealed to the world by the Shadow Brokers.

In the first few hours, 200,000 machines were infected. Big organizations such as Renault or the NHS were struck and crippled by the attack.

But this massive wave wasn’t the only one. A few weeks later, a ransomware strain resembling Petya started spreading around Europe, affecting companies, Ukrainian institutions and banks, and even the even the radiation monitoring system at Chernobyl.

Step 1: Do not pay the ransom because there is no guarantee that the ransomware creators will allow you to recover your data.

Step 2: Find any available backups you have.

Step 3: If there are no back-ups, you will need to try to decrypt the information locked by ransomware by using the best ransomware decryption tools available.

 

These are some tools to descrypt your files from ransome :

https://www.nomoreransom.org/crypto-sheriff.php

https://id-ransomware.malwarehunterteam.com/

Proud for helping…

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Chantel Van Rensburg

Hi, I think it depends on what type of data and info it is.  Please check this article:

Ransomware: should you pay the ransom?

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Jitendra Sahu

Cybercriminal are using ransomware to encrypt your data.To decypt it you need a decryption key,which is unique.The criminal have that key.To access your data you need that key.for this you need to paid.

But it depends upon your the importance of data.if the data is more important you need to paid.But you can recover your data also.Simply format your system and recover your data.but  you can’t recover your data 100%.

And there is no guarantee that the criminal will give you the key after paid or he/she will not use it.so the best way is to use good anti-virus and make your system update every time.and it’s better to have a back-up.

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Anup Soni

No, I don’t think you should pay the ransom as you can become a bigger target. Yes, that’s true! Paying ransom would encourage the criminals and you would be identified as a victim for paying up for the next me. I mean they all would be jockeying around for the ransom to release your data and the data of your connected computers too.

See to be in a very simple way, you can’t trust criminals. Right? It’s going to be a risky endeavor to rely on a criminal to keep their word. That’s going to be a simple exchange i.e. money for a decryption key. But, in my notice, many victims have paid the money but failed to regain the access of files.

It might be possible that extortionist would ask you for the higher ransom (as the average ransom is around $300 to $1000) the next time. So paying the ransom means feeding the problem.

There are other alternative ways to regain access.