If you’re looking at this Meme thinking that “Fishing” has been misspelt and what’s Bill Lumbergh problem with fishing, then you’re not alone. Most people are unware of phishing and other Ransomware scams until it is too late and their computer is affected.
Ransomware is a nasty piece of software distributed by Cyber Criminals that basically holds your device hostage until you pay ransom. This software will usually lock your device or files with a password and cyber criminals will demand you pay up to receive the required password to unlock your device.
Taking these steps will ensure you protect yourself from Ransomware:
1. When checking email, never click on a link until you’ve looked into it. Mouse over the link and see what URL comes up and check the sender’s address if it arrives in an email.
2. Use an Anti-virus Security program that includes both firewall and antiphising to protect against external IT attacks.
3. Make sure your Operating System and all other software are up-to-date.
Internet security is more important than ever. The only sure way to ensure 100% protection is to disconnect your Internet cable, but that’s like disconnecting someone’s life support in this day and age.
Instead, be proactive, follow the steps outlined above and if you’re still unsure, give Blutone Technologies a call on 1300 660 139 and we’ll be more than happy to listen to your situation and recommend you the best solution.
Be sure to watch this video created by the Australian Cyber Security Centre for more information on Ransomware