Don’t be victim to a ransomware attack
The ransomware attack that hit schools and businesses over the weekend has shown important it is to have the right protection in place to lessen the impact should you be a target.
American firm Kaseya, which provides IT management software for managed service providers and to SMEs, had some of its software infiltrated with ransomware over the weekend.
You may not be able to stop a ransomware attack, but think get ahead now and implement key steps so that you’re prepared should the hackers hit your business:
- Have a robust back up programme that you can switch on
- Have strong passwords for all accounts and use multi-factor authentication
- Always update software when patches are sent out
For more detailed steps and the most up to date information on this developing issue, visit cert.govt.nz
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