Back everything up—now. If you routinely back up what’s on your computer, it doesn’t really matter if someone is holding it ransom, does it? There are several cloud solutions, such as Carbonite, iDrive, and even Dropbox. Just make sure that service has protection of its own. After all, cloud services can be compromised as well.
Many experts recommend backing up files to a hard drive. However, once everything is backed up, make sure to disconnect it from your network so the backup isn’t at risk.
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