Cryptolocker Saviour

I want to applaud Scrivener for saving backups in zip form. I recently got careless and opened an email what I thought was from a friend. Cryptolocker was all over my data like a cheap suit. What was once nice clean text running through my draft, was now some kind of code from Hades. I moved my backups to a DVD, removed the ransomware from my system and brought the backups back in. Unzipped, open, wala!!!

Whew, that wasn’t the intended purpose of using zip, but it highlights another reason for how it can be wise to pack things away for the long term. Glad it all worked well.