The Heading says it all.
Currently there are a number of emails doing the rounds either
posting a job application, parcel pick-up, infringement notice etc.
These should all be treated as suspicious. Unfortunately the person
receiving these emails may click before reading and identifying
what the attachment is.
One method that can reduce these actions is to have the
operating system ask whether you want to run this application.
I know this can be tedious but it will limit the chance of
infection or the spread of the virus either on your PC or the
Now let's talk about the Ransomware Virus.
This has now developed (Mutated) to a new level. It has the
ability to attack shared folders where Company data is stored. In
most cases where a good backup is kept, the data may be recoverable
and only a day's Data may be lost depending on the frequency and
when the backup is carried out. This data we are refering to may be
your accounting system data, company information, strategy or other
critical information that may be compiled as a group, individual or
by consultants whose data may no longer be available.
This may sound over the top but one of our clients recently
found this to be true
The ideal backup scenario is to backup onsite, off-site and
possible cloud. This may sound like an over kill but if you were
infected it is nice to be able to recover your data.
It is important to have both a firewall, well respected
antivirus software, and a good backup strategy to try to limit this
attack on your data.