You may be aware of news hitting the headlines last week about the ‘WannaCry Ransomware’ cyber-attack which affected computer systems across the globe, causing chaos in organisations such as the National Health Service.
WannaCry Ransomware has been locking down files on computers running Microsoft Windows by taking advantage of vulnerabilities in outdated software. Hackers then request a fee for the safe return of files – which is why it’s called Ransomware!
How does this affect you?
The good news is that we do not use any Microsoft Operating Systems here at the Lesniak Swann offices and the client services that we provide are completely unaffected by the WannaCry Ransomware cyber-attack.
How can we protect ourselves from future attacks?
Whilst we have not been affected by the current attack it is important that we are vigilant in protecting ourselves from any future issues. To protect your systems and data from future malware threats we currently have a detection process in place which is designed to notify us of any issues as early as possible. We also back-up hosted web files on a regular basis in order to ensure that your data is not lost in an event such as last weeks.
In addition, we recommend that clients who are running old operating systems such as Windows XP upgrade them immediately to reduce the risk of systems/data becoming compromised in the future.