Don’t fall victim to ransomware: What businesses need to know and do now

An upgraded ransomware has been attacking network systems, holding them hostage and causing business interruptions. Here are some steps you can take to protect your business from attack:

  1. Alert your information technology team to the threat of an upgraded ransomware attack. Provide them with as much information as possible, including the nature of the threat, the potential impact on their systems, and steps they can take to protect themselves. Detailed information can be found in this recent alert from the FBI and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
  2. Remind your employees to back up their data, use strong passwords, and avoid suspicious emails and links.
  3. Be aware of unusual pop-ups, slow system performance, and locked files.
  4. Provide employees with technical support contact information so they can immediately someone if they suspect they may have been infected with ransomware.

If you believe you’ve been attacked, don’t hesitate to reach out so that we can help you navigate the response and mitigate the damage.

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