Picture this: You’ve spent the last few weeks working on a tribute video for a friend’s 30th wedding anniversary. You collected photos and video clips and edited them together, laying over a soundtrack of their favorite songs. It was a real labor of love.
When you finally finish the project, you go to copy the file onto a DVD and—what the?—a strange message pops up.
“The files on this computer have been encrypted. You have 96 hours to submit payment, otherwise your files will be permanently destroyed.”
You’ve been hit with ransomware.