Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ransomware Alert - How to Stay Safe

A major ransomware cyber attack has been moving through european countries overnight.  The attack spreads through a combination of phishing and vulnerable unpatched Windows systems.

A number of protections are already in place for important JasperNet services such as Moodle and Self-Service, however, it's important to be vigilant when receiving suspicious or unsolicited messages.  While the spread of the attack has slowed, there is an expectation that the same or similar attack will eventually resume.

What is Ransomware?
In a nutshell, ransomware is a cyber attack that "locks" files on your computer (using encryption) and extorts a ransom payment from the victim to the attacker to unlock (unencrypt) the files.

To read more about this cyber attack, see the link below to Google News: