Proton Technologies made ProtonMail and ProtonVPN.  If you look up Proton Technologies you will find a legitimate company.

Hackers have taken the Proton name and copyright statement to add to their ransomware letter in the hopes of fooling unsuspecting victims.

What does it look like?

How to protect yourself from ransomware:

Make backups of any important data and keep it disconnected from your computer when it’s not in use.

Have an anti-virus installed and make sure it’s up-to-date.

Keep your operating system up-to-date.

Don’t open attachments from unknown sources or that you aren’t expecting!

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