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Don’t Let Your Data Be Held for Ransom!

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Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computers; restricting users’ access to their files, or threatens the permanent destruction of their information, unless a ransom is paid.  The FBI reports that it is the fastest-growing type of cyber threats to both Mac and Windows users.

To help combat this threat, IT Security would like to take this time to educate you on the best practices on how to protect you and your data when using any kind of computing device.

For more information on what you can do, refer to https://it.ucsf.edu/ransomware.

Also, the Department of Health and Human Services has released a helpful fact sheet about Ransomware here:

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/RansomwareFactSheet.pdf.