Ransomware: A type of malware that restricts access to the infected computer system. Once infected, a user's files, including files on external drives, are hi-jacked and encrypted/restricted. Users are offered to pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.
There has been an increase of incidents related to ransomware. Luckily, regardless of what type of device you have, ReadyNAS Vault offers two features which you can enable to protect and save you from ransomware: