A ransomware infection can be a very, very scary situation to deal with. Many victims aren't sure what to do next when ransomware hits. There's one thing that you should never do, and that pays the ransom.
That's a point that cybersecurity experts have been trying to drive home ever since ransomware first started infecting computers. When faced with the frightening reality that treasured family photos or essential business documents have been encrypted, however, not everyone follows that advice.