Latest advice regarding the Ransomware cyber attack for home users
Latest advice regarding the Ransomware cyber attack for home users. Following on from the recent Ransomware cyber attack, we are working with our partners across Merseyside to share the following information. We urge you to share the following information from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) with your networks. Home users and small businesses can take the following steps to protect themselves: • Run Windows Update • Make sure your antivirus product is up to date and run a scan – if you don’t have one then install one of the free trial versions from a reputable vendor • If you have not done so before, this is a good time to think about backing important data up – you can’t be held to ransom if you’ve got the data somewhere else. We recommend that you don’t store backups on the same computer, or any other device within your home network. Home users should consider using cloud services to back up their important files. Many service providers (for example, email providers) offer a small amount of cloud storage space for free. If persons have been infected please ask them to report it to Action Fraud : 0300 123 2040 For further information see the National Cyber Security Centre latest advice on its website. Many thanks for circulating this information to your networks.