Beware of Ransomware

We wanted to alert you about a new type of ransomware that has recently been introduced that disguises itself as a windows update. Please share this with your users.

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If prompted to install a windows update, DO NOT select the update from the pop-up prompt on your screen. Turn off your computer and reach out to your network provider or Computer Management Services (CMS). We can work with you to determine the nature of this prompt.

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a malware that gets installed in your PC or mobile device and holds your files or operating system functions for ransom. It restricts you from using your PC or mobile device, and from accessing your files (files are sometimes locked or encrypted), unless you pay the ransom (in exchange for file decryption).