When tools come into the hands of criminals, they never hesitate to demonstrate their nature. From weapons to technology and even drugs, these villains used them to achieve their notorious goals and damage human beings.
With ever growing cyber economy, cyber crimes are growing at the same rate along. Only in 2016, 50 thousand online accounts, folders and personal information were attacked and hacked successfully. The hackers snatched a whopping 679 billion dollars. FBI estimated that in 2016, the total volume of digital crimes gone up by 1B$.
An alarming situation is arising in the online world. The trend of websites inviting beginners to learn and use hacking tools for criminal purposes are growing day by day. These behind the scene masterminds are actually performing as commission agents. These dark web hosts help to hack an important or VIP account. The hackers encrypt important data and restrict its owner from accessing his financial or other top secret information.
Thn hackers make contact with the owner of the hacked account and demand for money. These dark web, behind the scene mastermind receive their commission or bribe in the received amount.
What is ransomware?
Ransome ware are easily available online with these darkweb agents. Ransomware are a kind of hacking software that help the hackers to penetrate into the secret accounts and steel their passwords. The first attack of ransomware was reported in 2013.
How to Tackle the Digital Ransom and Ransomware?
According to the cyber security experts and institutions, 59% hackers used email attachments or email links to penetrate into the target accounts. You should be extremely careful while dealing with your unknown and suspecious email. Never open email attachments without your full satisfaction. Email received from unkown addresses and sources usually offering attractive packages, incentives and prizes must be tripple checked before deleted permanently.
Make sure your password is 8 or more characters. Your password must include case sensitive letters, numbers, signs (@, #, %, $, &) etc. Your best password is alphanumeric with case sensitive words and letters. Keep changing your passwords at least after every 15 days. Strictly follow the rules set for password protection.
In case of any mishape, immediately contact all concerned including your bak, higher office and organization.