We’ve seen a resurgence of “Ransomware” type viruses – like CryptoLocker. Unfortunately, it’s not just JENLOR who has seen this increase.
The link attached below is from a government article with some new data on Ransomware viruses and some suggestions to help avoid falling prey to these nuisances. Here’s a summary of some best practices to protect your users:
-Always use antivirus software and a firewall: It is important to use software and firewalls from a reputable source. It is also important to maintain both of these through automatic updates.
-Enable popup blockers: Popups are used by criminals to spread malicious software. To avoid clicks on or within popups, it’s best to prevent them from appearing in the first place.
-Backups: If you backup and maintain offline copies of your data, Ransomware scams will have limited impact.
-BE SKEPTICAL: DON’T CLICK ON ANY EMAILS, FILES OR ATTACHMENTS YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE AND AVOID ANY SUSPICIOUS WEBSITES ALTOGETHER.
Please share this In the Loop with ALL of your users. Education is your best defense against these debilitating viruses.