Could Ransomware Hold America Hostage?

It is believed 2016 will be the year ransomware holds America hostage…

Business and personal continues to be struck by ransomware.  Between hospitals, homes, churches, and everywhere in between, the list continues to grow.  The question was posed, “What if we can’t stop it?”.  Ransomware hackers have various means to infect your computer.  These methods include social engineering, phishing, downloading efforts, and malvertising.  So what do you do? 

Find your ransomware survival guide here, and in the mean time, I would encourage you to listen to the podcast below regarding just a few of the various ransomware attacks that have taken place in 2016. 

You can also find a full list of all the publicized ransomware attacks in here

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8 thoughts on “Could Ransomware Hold America Hostage?”

  1. Well, I’m living with my locky .. everything I’ve ever written and stored.. poetry music lyrics personal messages stored..All very secure now with .locky Just have to forget about it n move on. Fortunately it does not gather music or vid files or emails within the email client. Yes it came in a .pdf email from a mobile device.
    Backup.. Yes six TB a bit costly to backup.

  2. You seem to be desperately pushing your products every time I open your newsletter. Are you going broke?


    1. Kayla Thrailkill

      It’s important that people are aware of the ransomware epidemic. It is just as important for consumers to understand that there is a software that protects against this epidemic.

      1. Fair point, Thayla. But have you noticed that every newsletter for some time has frantically boosted PitStop’s products?

        1. Kayla Thrailkill

          I have. I appreciate your feedback, and I don’t want our newsletter to turn into an advertisement source, as that is not the purpose. We will work harder to limit the “BUY OUR PRODUCT!!” references! 🙂 Have a wonderful week, and we welcome any other feedback you may have.
          Thanks again,

  3. TheOncomingStorm

    hmm, for some reason i can see the government taking control of the internet in the name of “national security” and “protecting its citizens” from this epidemic. they’re famous for that kind of nanny behaviour, only to use it in THEIR best interests.

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