Ransomware disguising its self as a Windows Update
Imagine you're working away on your PC. You see a prompt for a Windows update. But when you install it, you're infected with ransomware.
That’s the nightmare caused by an emerging cybersecurity threat. Big Head ransomware masquerades as a Windows update.
Here is how to protect yourself from ransomware and similar threats
Keep Software and Systems Updated
Verify the Authenticity of Update
Backup Your Data
Use Robust Security Software
Educate Yourself and Others
Enable Firewall and Network Security
Be Wary of Pop-Up Alerts
Keep an Eye on Your System
Have a Response Plan
Always Keep an Eye on your System
If you notice your PC doing any of the following let your IT department or manager know right away, as it maybe a sign your computer has been infected with ransomware.
Unexpected system slowdowns
Missing files or folders
Your PC’s processor “whirring” when you’re not doing anything
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Article information from The Technology Press