How to foil a ransomware attack without paying a single bitcoin

Ransomware can now be beaten without paying a single bitcoin – Decrypt

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, costing victims hundreds of thousands of dollars every month. But a new decryption tool could spell the end for a particularly virulent breed-the malware “STOP,” which accounts for 56 percent of attacks. Ransomware encrypts local files on targeted computers, unlocking them only if the victim pays a fee, often in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.