Recently there have been news reports of Ransomware attacks (WannaCry and Petya).
These attacks have quickly spread across computers and countries, causing severe disruption and confusion. It’s a sharp reminder that we need to think about our own digital safety and security.
This raises many questions:
Why do attacks occur?
How do they attack?
Could this happen to me?
What can I do to minimise my risk of attack?
What should I do if I am attacked?
Reminders for digital safety and security:
• DO NOT click on email attachments from unknown senders
• DO NOT reply to emails that ask for confirmation of your details
• DO NOT surf on “dodgy” websites
• DO NOT click on too-good- to-be- true offers
• DO NOT pay online on websites without a lock sign beside the URL
• DO NOT be hasty - “check before you click”
• DO surf safely
• DO use secure passwords
• DO process emails carefully
• DO install updates regularly
• DO back up your data regularly
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