The following link contains detailed information about the “West Yorkshire” ransomware :-
This link was added for the use of technical staff.
What Is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a kind of malware that infects your computer and then displays a message asking for money. The most usual method is to encrypt your own files to prevent you from accessing them. However there are some other kinds; some of which are even nastier.
The usual kind will usually perform some work in the background – encrypting the files amongst other things, and will then pop up a message alerting you to it’s presence and demanding you hand over some money.
What To Do If You Get Infected?
Contact the IS servicedesk (x7777). Do not pay up – whilst some ransomware distributors have been known to unlock your files “honestly”, there is no guarantee here. And it would instantly make you a target for future attacks.
What To Do Before Getting Infected?
- Setup some form of automated backup routine so that your files are kept safe away from your computer.
- Make sure your antivirus product is up to date and working properly.