Let’s keep it that way.
Ransomware is a vast criminal industry.
Every day, all over the world, all kinds of businesses are being attacked by ruthless digital mobsters who hijack their data and demand huge ransoms to return it.
Here’s the lowdown on how this racket works – and how you can stop it from happening to you and your team.
They use several sneaky tricks to break into a company’s data system…
AND THEN, WHAT HAPPENS
when these hackers are successful?
Whenever an email is unexpected, unusual, or weird and asks you to download ANYTHING, think thrice before doing so. Check the sender’s full email address – is it a legit company address? Often the ransomers will impersonate a colleague or a supplier in an email.
2. Don’t click on tricks
Only visit websites you trust, and avoid clicking on pop-up windows. Ransomers can even create fake versions of websites, such as online banking portals, to lure you into downloading ransomware.
Always ensure the site you visit is an HTTPS site.
Only use Sappi approved USB/Thumb drives, and don’t lend them to other people. Don’t use any random stick floating around the office. There are always security risks as they can be easily lost or stolen, and if they contain sensitive or confidential information, it could lead to data breaches or unauthorised access to company data.
If you notice any dodgy activity on your PC, it’s not too late to act.
Quickly take the following steps:
- Reset your password
- Disconnect your network cable
- Report your concerns to IT support.
- Contact your IT Support and request a malware scan for your computer.