“The worst-case scenario is you do become infected with cyber extortion based malware. If you follow law enforcements recommendations, you should not pay the fine. So how do you recover? The answer is Secure Backups. While this recommendation is not preventative, it is the only one that can help you when all else fails. All data should be backed up, and most importantly, secured, such that the infected assets cannot compromise the backup via mapped drives or network shares.”