West Yorkshire Ransomware

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?

  1. Setup some form of automated backup routine so that your files are kept safe away from your computer.
  2. Make sure your antivirus product is up to date and working properly.
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