Information - Update on Ransomware attack


18 May 2017

Update on Ransomware attack

Following the recent news regarding the cyberattacks on the NHS, we would like to share the following advice with our staff and parents/carers:

 

There are three simple steps to protect your networks and devices against ransomware:

  • 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;
  • Make your that you have anti-virus or anti-malware software on all devices and keep it updated;
  • 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 and can be found here at :

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance

 

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

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-a-fraud-including-online-crime