Earlier this month, tens of thousands of computers in over 100 countries were hit with the latest outbreak in cyber terrorism when they were infected with the "Wannacry" ransomware virus.
About a year ago, we posted an in-depth article about ransomware; what it is and how to protect against it. Click Here for details.
Here is a summary of what you need to know:
Infographic Credit: Malwarebytes
The best protection is prevention.
Take these steps to keep ransomware from harming your computer
1. Keep you browsers, operating system and other software applications updated. Apply those security patches!.
2. Know before you click! If you are not sure about where the email is from or where the link will take you, DON'T click on it! If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
3. Back up your files! This may be your last recourse to recover your data if attacked. Don't have a back up routine? Call us and we can help.
4. Invest in security. Navigating the various options and layers to safeguard against a cyber attack can be quite complex. The security needs for the business owner may not be the same as a home user. The question to ask yourself is,
"Just how valuable is your data?"
Cyber attacks are real!
And it doesn't have to be expensive to protect yourself. While there isn't an iron-clad solution that will protect 100%, you can significantly decrease the odds of being attacked, or if attacked having a nominal impact.
We are more than happy to answer any questions and we are ready to help you set up an economical protection plan into place.
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