Ransomware at home is on the rise
Ransomware is an extremely dangerous form of malicious software used by advanced cybercriminal organizations. Once installed on your computer, ransomware begins encrypting your files, making it impossible for you to read or use them. The ransomware’s “owners” keep a key they promise will let you remove the encryption and access your files again – but only if you quickly pay them hundreds (or sometimes thousands) of dollars. And there’s no guarantee the victim will ever get their files back.
It is essential for defending your home computers from ransomware, just like it is at your workplace.
Using the same technologies found in our corporate ransomware prevention solutions like Intercept X and our Rapid Response Services for companies experiencing active ransomware attacks, Sophos Home Premium uses advanced artificial intelligence to track program behavior. It recognizes when software on your computer is engaging in telltale ransomware indications. Sophos Home Premium can spot and block ransomware that nobody’s ever seen before.
Sophos Home stops malware by leveraging the vast, continuously updated SophosLabs database of threats in addition to leveraging real-time behavioral detection technologies to provide the best ransomware protection available on the market today.