In the past 12 months we have seen attacks of these viruses in our customer base. These are very aggressive; encrypting your files and demanding money so you can access them again. This is a criminal enterprise; so there is no guarantee that your files will be saved or your payment card will not be abused.
More information from the National Crime Agency
What should you do?
- Ensure all machines have antivirus installed and are up to date. Now is not the time to ignore update warnings or alerts
- Caution your staff to beware any suspicious looking email attachments and be vigilant when on the internet. Antivirus protection is not a guarantee and does not compensate for careless or curious browsing.
- If your PC is prompting you to install Microsoft or Adobe updates; please do so.
If you need assistance
You know where we are. Drop us an email or call us on 0800 043 9186