Original release date: April 09, 2018
Ransomware, a type of malicious software that infects and restricts access to a computer until a ransom is paid, is an ongoing threat to business and individual networks and devices. Although the individual ransomware may vary (e.g., WannaCry, NotPetya, etc.), NCCIC’s best practices and guidance remain the same, including creating system back-ups, being wary of opening emails and attachments from unknown or unverified senders, and ensuring that systems are updated with the latest patches.
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review its Ransomware page for specific guidance and general best practices.