19 May – Ransomware Information Day
ISOC-CH is supporting the Internet Security Awareness Campaign and has endorsed the 19 May activities to raise awareness about the risk of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that can infect computers without the knowledge of the user and block/restrict access to files, making it conditional upon the payment of a ransom to malware operators to get control back. However, paying the ransom may not give you back your files in all cases and it is not recommended.
You can find out more about ransomware and how to protect yourself against it here (in French and German):