The option for Ransomware Protection is disabled by default even though it is available as a native option since the release of Windows 10 version 1709.
A recent report has highlighted the financial impact of cybercrime on the internet, which RiskIQ says is costing the global economy £2.3 million per minute.
The UK has been the biggest target for ransomware attacks for the first half of 2019 with the number rising 195%, it has been claimed.
Ransomware is an criminal business model that uses malicious software to hold valuable files, data or information for ransom. Victims of a ransomware attack may have their operations severely degraded or totally shut down.
The National Health Service (NHS) remains vulnerable to hacking attacks, a whitepaper from Imperial College London has pointed out.
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