Ransomware Alert: Be on the Lookout for Suspicious Files

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Ransomware is a malicious software that blocks user access to data and demands payment to restore access. Ransomware criminal networks are continuously finding new ways to hijack your information. Now, we have discovered that cyber criminals have begun to use macro-enabled Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint files to compromise data. Macros are a set of programming instructions that can be used to eliminate the need to repeat the steps of commonly performed tasks over and over again.

As a precaution, do not open file attachments from senders you are not familiar with. If the email is coming from a sender you know, you should verify with the sender that they intended to send the attached file. In order to keep your vital information secure, we suggest that you inform all of your employees and family members about this issue and advise them to be cautious before opening any files they have received via email. Also be wary of files provided to you on USB drives.

If you would like to learn more about Ransomware or our Security Awareness Training, please contact Yeo & Yeo Technology today.

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