Fast in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack, which ground the NHS to a halt, a further wave of cyber crime has taken the globe by storm. At the point of going to print, none of Ziptech’s clients has been affected however, the company has circulated emergency advice to clients should future global attacks ensue.
Do NOT open or click on suspicious emails
The recent wave of attacks has shown viruses entering a system via email – usually spam – although often these malicious emails appear convincing. If you click on a malicious email, your PC will be infected and the virus is likely to spread across your company, encrypting data as it goes. Be safe rather than sorry – think before you click.
Power Off immediately – Pull the cable out
If you are slightly suspicious that your PC has been infected, power it OFF without delay. If you do this quickly, you might stop the virus spreading further throughout your network. Don’t bother logging off, just pull the power cable out.
Never connect home PC’s to your company network
Home PC’s are just as likely to become infected and are not managed or secured by your company’s IT service provider. Joining the company network via your home device puts everyone at risk.
For emergency support, call our Service Desk on 01932 233960.