Currently, one of the latest ransomware attacks, WannaCry, has been in the news. This ransomware has infected more than 230,000 computers in 15 countries and once infected, demands users pay for a ransom for files to be released on a computer. We have seen other ransomware attacks in the last couple of years but this one appears to be spreading faster. We encourage our customers to be vigilant and follow the tips outlined below to be better protected against all types of ransomware attacks.
Tips to be better protected against ransomware:
- Do not open email attachments or click on embedded links in emails from unknown senders.
- Ensure the software in your computer and multifunction printers are updated with the latest security updates.
- If your computer becomes infected, shut it down, unplug it from the network and notify your IT administrator or managed IT provider. This can help prevent the ransomware from spreading to other devices.
For more information on the WannaCry ransomware attack, check out this USA Today article.
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