Ransomware has been around for quite some time, but it made National and International News over the previous week.
What is Ransomware? Very basically – If a banner appears on the screen with a demand that you send a text message to a specified phone number, or phone a support number, it means that your computer is infected with ransom malware. Such malware are created to block access to a computer or restrict access to some functions and request a ransom to restore computer functionality.
TRY TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING.
If you own electronic devices (and who does not) you should investigate if they have the latest Operating System patches, and if not, you should take steps to update your system(s) ASAP. This latest publicized attack has been aimed at Windows Computers.
Please note that patches have previously come out for Apple Devices – read our post on this here. We suggest keeping all devices updated.
Microsoft no longer gives updates to Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
One point to note is that Microsoft no longer gives updates to Windows XP and Vista operating systems. If you access the internet with a computer and these operating systems you are very much at risk.
Peter Herriman of Web South,
“Do not let them access your computer, disconnect from the internet immediately. Ask a trusted company to help you, one you have dealt with before or at least someone local that you can trust.
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Read more about the latest ransomware attack on the “Stay Smart Online” Australian Government website