Ransomware "wanna crypt"
Posted by Said Benhammou on 18 May 2017 01:45 PM

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts all files on your computer and network drives, and holds information hostage in an attempt to get money for its release.

Ransomware is typically spread through phishing emails that contain malicious attachments, or by visiting compromised websites.

How can I protect myself against ransomware?


·         DO NOT open suspicious email attachments or links from unknown senders.

·         Remember to keep your antivirus software current,

·         Keep your operating system and software up to date,

·         Backup your data regularly on external drives and/or use a cloud

·         service.


What should I do if my computer is infected with ransomware?


If your computer is infected with ransomware, you are urged to disconnect your laptop and immediately notify the ITS Service Desk , by submitting a ticket, calling 666 / 24 09 or stopping by ITS Service Desk (Bldg 9).

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