Rasom Email spams

There is a looming major problem mainly for small businesses. An email seemingly sent from a reputable financial institution arrives with an attachment. Once you open it a message appears that you are being held to ransom. Your files are encrypted (unreadable) until you pay two bitcoins and instructions for this are given. This costs you about £536. Even after paying this ransom they just leave the files encrypted.

The best thing to do is:-  update your virus software; Back up all your files; Disconnect from the internet if it gets through and contact professional help.

I think this advice goes for a lot of unknown attachments.


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