CYBERCRIMINALS NEVER SLEEP: BE ALERT FOR RANSOMWARE
A new ransomware named BadRabbit has spread through Russia and Europe, with the potential spread to the US. Events like this highlight the need for each of us to be diligent in our online activities, at CHI as well as at home.
Be careful with emails, the websites you visit, and apps and programs you download: Most ransomware is spread through phishing emails, malicious advertisements (adverts) on websites, and third-party apps and programs.
Always use caution when opening unexpected documents: Verify the source before opening email attachments or clicking on links inside attachments to safeguard against ransomware or other malware infections.
Use trusted sources: Never download apps from third-party sources – other than Apple Store and Google Play – and, read reviews before installing apps even from those official app stores.
Keep your data backed up: Don’t risk losing your valuable information. Establish a good backup routine that saves your data to an external storage device (or a Cloud service) that isn't always connected to your computer.
Use (and update) antivirus software: While antivirus software can’t stop all malware, it helps protect your devices and stop the more common attacks. Apple Mac users traditionally haven’t worried about such things, but the cyberworld is changing and security software for Macs is available for your consideration.
Visit CHI Security Tips on InsideCHI for details and links to resources for more information.