Ransomware attack


We’ve all seen the news. Ransomware, cryptolocker, malware, viruses….

29000 systems compromised worldwide, NHS systems taken down in this country.


All very scary.

What does it mean for you as a computer user?

If you don’t have reliable, verifiable and tested, on and offsite backups of your data – you are at risk of losing ALL your data. The risk is small or high depending on a number of factors:

1. How up to date your systems are – do you update and patch your systems? You should

2. Your email filtering and habits – do you open random attachments? You shouldn’t. Do you have email filtering or use e.g. Office365? You should.

3. Your browsing habits – certain websites contain malware and vulnerabilities. Do you browse carefully? You should.

4. Your antivirus/antimwalware – whilst not infallible, you should have the latest and keep them up to date. 

5. Do you have good IT support? – call us if you don’t. You should.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has longer reading HERE, otherwise call us for peace of mind.

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