The most common attack vector for STOP ransomware is through malicious programs used to crack commercial software and generate illegal serial keys. These are most prevalent on Torrent sites. We strongly recommend to never download any software, movies, music or files from torrent websites. These sites offer pirated and cracked software which mostly come with hidden ransomware that encrypt your entire data.
You can easily avoid falling into this trap by not downloading from these websites. Imagine the pain, frustration and the financial loss of decrypting your data? What if you can just simply bought the program from a legitimate site and avoided all that extra frustration and loss of funds?
In a nutshell, don’t download anything from torrent-loaded websites. Never click on any suspicious-looking email. Nobody is desperate to award you the much-awaiting US passport. You never took part in any lottery nor you are the winner of one.