WannaCry: Ransomware & How To Protect Yourself

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WannaCry Ransomware

This is a scary one, but it doesn’t need to be!  If you are prepared, you have nothing to fear in this virus!  To start with this attack only affects the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Mac users and Linux users and enjoy a moment a peace on this one, but be aware, Virus writers still target your systems too.

So,  How do you get this one?

Well the answer is pretty simple. Like previous ransomware, the attack spreads by phishing emails. (Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises e.g., your university, your Internet service provider, your bank. These messages usually direct you to a spoofed website or otherwise get you to divulge private information!)

  • Visit Your Computer Guy:  If you feel like this is all a little too much call your Computer Guy! Even if it is not me.  Keeping your PC safe should be your Computer Techs main goal.