Three simple steps to protect against Ransomware


Hampshire Constabulary have issued three top tips to protect your organisation against Ransomware:

  1. Ensure you are running the latest version of software and operating system available and install system and app updates on all devices as soon as they become available;
  2. Make sure that you have anti-virus or anti-malware software on all devices and keep it updated;
  3. Back-up regularly: create regular back-ups of your important files to a device (e.g. external hard drive) that isn’t left connected to your network – because any malware such as ransomware could spread to that, too.

Further excellent advice and technical guidance has been issued by the National Cyber Security Centre.

If you have been affected by ransomware, please report it straight away via the cybercrime reporting portal at Action Fraud.

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Hampshire Constabulary’s Cyber Protect team