Cerber ransomware attacks started on 22nd June 2016, targeting Microsoft Office 365 accounts. It was managed to be blocked by Microsoft 24 hours later.
This ransomware infects user's PC via Office file attachment and will encrypt user files once user enabled the macro in the attached file. It will then play an audio file demanding a ransom to decrypt the files.
Microsoft advised that users who received suspicious attachments on June 22nd or June 23rd should delete the files immediately.
Ransomware can be installed in your computer discreetly via phishing emails, Word document macros, and fake Adobe Flash installers. Ransomware cases are on the rise lately and there are various forms of those malicious programs which infect different operating systems and devices. Some types of ransomware are explained below:
It is important to constantly update your antivirus software, and not to click on suspicious emails or links. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Assignments, projects, and tutorial guides are some of the important files to each and every student. As computers are growing more prominent to get work done, almost everything is stored on the machine itself. Despite the technological advancement of laptops and computers, they are still prone to problems such as OS corruption, hardware failure, and virus infection. That is why it is important and a good practice to constantly back up important work. Below are some of the common backup options:-
Sun, 24th Jul 2016, 10am – 10pm
The network maintenance will affect the connectivity to NPal2 Student systems. All NPal2 Student services will be unavailable during maintenance period.
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