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Ransomware outbreak

What has happened:
Another ransomware outbreak has occurred proving to be a serious threat to companies globally. More than 200,000 victims have already been infected across 150 different countries. 

The ransomware works similar to the WannaCry epidemic and is typically spread via an email containing an attachment. When opened it exploits Microsoft office vulnerabilities, infects your device and spreads throughout your internal network.

Who is affected: 
Any device not fully patched with Microsoft security updates, or up-to-date with anti-virus definitions are at risk. 

What can you do to protect yourself:
To prevent your devices from being infected, ensure they are all fully patched and up to date with anti-virus software. It's also important to exercise caution before opening any emails which:

  • Do not follow the standard email format you're familiar with
  • Are from a sender you do not recognise
  • Has an email subject that doesn't make sense or seem relevant to you
  • You think is suspicious
 If you're unsure contact your IT support team for assistance, or if you have any questions please give us a call on 02 4254 5444, or email askus@thebmsgroup.com.au. We'd be happy to help.
 
 

A device which has been infected by malware

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