As reported by USA Today, as many as 74 countries have been hit by a massive cyber attack. The attack has left hospitals, telecoms, universities and others locked out of their files. The attack is a variation of ransomware that is requiring money/bitcoin to retrieve their files. It hasn’t hit Michigan or Detroit yet, but it might not be long before it does.
This isn’t the first of its kind and certainly won’t be the last. But there are things you can do to help prevent becoming a victim of ransomware:
- Don’t open emails from people or companies that you don’t know.
- Don’t click on any links or open any attachments with suspicious names.
- Do use the latest anti-virus and malware software available.
- Do update your systems with the latest software and patches.
Check out our upcoming webinar on mobile security to see how we can help you keep your data safe.