Another day, another government agency hit by ransomware:
We need some serious effort to take down those behind these attacks; crypto currency does not help, as bad guys hide behind anonymous payments.  I am also left wondering how long before I get hacked AND whether my backup strategy will work.  That said, since my backups are NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET so I at least have a fighting chance.
I backup whenever I am in my office, onto separate drives that are not internet connected, so ransomware cannot easily affect them.  That doesn’t help my systems, which can be rebuilt, but my data at least are relatively safe.
My Nextcloud instance provides some protection too, as file versioning means my changed files are always retained even if changed by malware.
Good luck to those who have to worry about this stuff.  #MeToo!
#Offline is sometimes the only way