With the recent wave of ransom-ware virus infections, mainly in the form of the "Locky" virus, I wanted to offer some helpful advice on how to avoid becoming the next victim!
It's a nasty piece of work and causes massive disruption to businesses every day in the UK and around the world.
What does it look like?
- This virus is normally delivered by email
- The email looks legitimate
- There is an attachment in word or excel format
If you open the attachment, you may already be infected, or you may be prompted to "enable macros"!
Credit to @NakedSecurity for the image above
How to protect yourself?
- Backup your data regularly and keep a copy off-site
USB backups left attached to your PC or Server can easily be infected with the Locky virus
Don't enable macros in documents received by email
Ensure you regularly run Windows and Virus Protection updates
Be suspicious of email attachments