Posts Tagged ‘ransomware’

NHS ransomware attack – what has happened and what do you need to do?

It has been reported in the national news that the NHS has been affected by a major cyber attack this weekend – further attacks could occur this week. The ransomware attack has infected the systems of over 200,000 users so far and looks to replicate further over the coming days. What has happened, why has…

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What is ransomware and how to protect your precious files from it

Dr Zubair Baig and Nikolai Hampton are writing in the Conversation about ransomware and how to protect your files.  They explain why there has been such a rapid increase in its use and how it is evolving. They include practical advice to reduce the risks of becoming a victim. What would it mean if you lost…

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Ransomware everywhere!

Ransomware is a very real threat for all businesses – be prepared! The BBC is reporting that ransomware attacks are a frequent occurrence in large institutions, including Universities and The NHS. “Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times in the last 12 months. Twenty-eight NHS Trusts said they had been affected.” Ransomware…

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Can we stay safe against the threat of ransomware?

Ransomware is a problem for all devices that connect to the internet. David Glance of the University of Western Australia, writing in the Conversation, explains the effects of an attack and the options for recovery. The possibility of losing all of your files and photos on your computer is a frightening prospect for most people. So…

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