How to protect your data from ransomware

How to protect your data from ransomware

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You’ve probably heard of computer malware – but have you heard of ransomware?

It’s what criminals use to target the data in your business.

That’s incredibly valuable to you. Ransomware is a form of malicious software placed on your devices to lock you out of your data. And it’s terrifying.

The criminals will then demand cash to unlock your data.

Every business is at risk from ransomware all the time. Including yours. Because hackers use automated tools to sniff out opportunities.

Here are three ways to protect yourself.

  1. Use appropriate security software and keep it up-to-date.
  2. Check sender details carefully before opening attachments. And be wary if you’re asked to enable things called macros to view files, documents, or messages.
  3. And, back up your data to the cloud constantly, and check that backup daily.

If you’re concerned about ransomware, need to update your security, or need any assistance properly backing up your data, or any other computer-related questions, give us a call on 0345 319 4877 (local call rate). We’ll be happy to help you.

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