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Reporting the Crime

Deb points you to on your phone. You follow the steps to report the crime to the FBI.


“Here,” says Deb. “I’ve put a copy of snapshot of your machine on this flash drive. When the FBI contacts you, you can give it to them. It will help them track down and stop the people who did this.”


With your computer restored, your files retrieved, and your life back on track, you take new precautions to protect your digital life. Lessons learned the hard way are often the ones best remembered. Your experience with the ransomware serves as a harsh reminder of the vulnerabilities of the digital age, but also of the power of knowledge, community, and resilience.


While every situation is different, this exercise teaches some valuable lessons about how to handle yourself in a cyber crisis. If you wish to explore different outcomes and choices, play again.

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