It’s time to remind everyone again. Malware, Crypto Viruses and all kinds of nasties are still out there, and pose a bigger threat than ever.
Check out this latest ransomware variant – https://blog.knowbe4.com/its-here.-new-ransomware-hidden-in-infected-word-files
And Sophos: The current state of ransomware – https://blogs.sophos.com/tag/ransomware/
Here’s a reminder from way back in 2012 on how to detect and identify these viruses when they pop up in your mailbox.
- DO NOT OPEN ZIP ATTACHMENTS.
- DO NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS. Right click and save them to a temporary location on your computer, and check it out before opening it.
- DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS IN EMAILS. Hover your mouse over the link and be absolutely sure it is a legitimate link before you click on it.
- REVIEW THIS BLOG POST. Again. http://blog.powerbiz.net.au/security/how-to-detect-and-deal-with-malicious-email-viruses/