Hertfordshire Constabulary offer advice following global ‘ransomware’ cyber-attack

Hertfordshire Constabulary offer advice following global ransomware cyber-attack.

Hertfordshire Constabulary offer advice following global ransomware cyber-attack.

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Following Friday’s global ‘ransomware’ cyber-attack, Hertfordshire Constabulary is reminding the public and business community of the importance of operating safely online.

The Constabulary offers the following advice:

• Please ensure that anti-virus software is installed on your computer, that it is running and is up to date.

• Avoid opening unsolicited emails from people or organisations you do not know/trust.

• Avoid visiting websites that your anti-virus software warns you about.

• Do not use file sharing sites or pirated software as these are rife with malware.

Further general advice regarding cyber crime can be found on the Hertfordshire Constabulary website.

For more information about ‘Ransomware’ specifically and cyber security visit the National Cyber Security Centre.


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