Your screen looks something like this:


You can’t access your data.  If you don’t pay up, your data is lost.  You are the victim of ransomware. And you are not alone.  Schools, hospitals, state and local governments, small businesses, big businesses, individuals — are all falling victim to these attacks that make data unavailable.

According to the FBI, the most common way that ransonware enters systems is phishing emails that use evil attachments or malicious links. When the email recipient opens the attachment or clicks the link malicious processes are initiated which encrypt your data.

Ransomware pretends to come from senders you trust. SP Guard fights ransomware by identifying real trusted email senders.