eu-LISA became the partner of the No More Ransom initiative when it was launched in 2016 by the Dutch National Police, Europol, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab. One year later the major ransomware attacks continue to dominate the news, hitting businesses, governments and individuals all over the world. The total number of users who encountered ransomware between April 2016 and March 2017 rose by 11.4% compared to the previous 12 months, from 2,315,931 to 2,581,026 users around the world.
Today there are more than 100 partners who jointly support the No More Ransom initiative. Many up to date prevention tips are available on www.nomoreransom.org. The site now carries 54 decryption tools, provided by 9 partners and covering 104 kinds (families) of ransomware. The No More Ransom platform is available in 26 languages. So far, the tools available have managed to decrypt more than 28,000 devices.
However, if you do become a victim, - DON'T PAY the ransom and report it to the police. This is the key-message of the campaign and the advice from eu-LISA who continues to be the firm supporter of the "No More Ransom!" campaign.