ESET's latest comment on Ransomeware
It is important to note that ransomware remains one of the most prevalent forms of internet threats and prevention is essential to keep users safe. Therefore, usersshould keep their operating system and software updated, use a reliable security solution with multiple layers of protection, and regularly backup all important and valuable data at an offline location (such as external storage).
We also advise users to be careful when clicking on links or files in their email or browser. Especially, if they have received a message from an unknown source or it looks otherwise suspicious. For more information on how to stay safe online, please visit www.eset.com.