News 19th February 2020
There’s some updated guidance for mitigating against malware and ransomware from the Governments National Cyber Security centre that’s just been released on the 13.2.20.
Unfortunately, this type of attack is not uncommon in the school’s sector.
There’s also an important advisory on the “trickbot” risk. Trickbot targets victims with well-crafted phishing emails, designed to appear as though sent from trusted commercial or government brands. These emails will often contain an attachment (or link to an attachment) which victims are instructed to open, leading to their machine being exploited. The aim of the attack is to to access online accounts, including bank accounts, in order to obtain personally identifiable information (PII). Criminals use PII to commit identity fraud.
A recent victim of such an attack is a college in Scotland that was forced to close. You can read more here.
So how do you stop it?
Well, there are three steps to avoid you or your organisation being a victim.
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