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Don’t Let Your Data Be Held for Ransom!

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The FBI reports that ransomware attacks are happening more frequently. Since Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats to both Mac and Windows users, we want to take this time to educate you on best practices on how to protect you and your data when using any kind of computing device.

 

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. Paying the ransom does not guarantee your data will be recovered.

 

As Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats to all Internet users, we want 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. 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.

 

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