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18th August 2017 News

Beware Locky is back with new variants

Locky, one of the first major forms of ransomware to achieve global notoriety, presumed to be dead, appears to have risen from the crypt with new Lukitus and Diablo variants.

This notorious attack is back with distribution through the Necurs botnet, one of the largest botnets in use today!

Recent activity showed that it has been hitting Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines in the following countries: –

  • UK
  • USA
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • China
  • Botswana
  • The Netherlands
  • Latvia

Before encryption takes place, the best protection for your anti-ransomware is a STRONG SECURE BACKUP

What can you do to reduce your risk of Ransomware attacks?

Backup your data

Several backup solutions are available and can store up to date off-site copies of Customers’ data.  If you are interested and would like to discuss your options, then please contact us.

Avoid opening unknown email attachments or clicking on links in spam emails.

Also, access to a tutorial created with end Users in mind is available.  The tutorial will help Users understand how best to protect themselves and their data.

 

Ensure that your security software patches are up to date

ALL Servers for our Customers we have access to are checked regularly.

You can check Windows updates are up to date on your Computer.

Ensure you are running anti-virus software

Is your anti-virus fully up to date, why not use our *Managed Anti-Virus Solution?

* Provided by Webroot

 

 



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