Central Police University, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Please be aware of the Ransomwares attack

Taiwan Academic Network has announced Ransomware attack for several times. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to grant access to their systems, or to get their data back. It is crucial for users to know how ransomware works and how to best protect themselves from this threat.

Ransomware can be downloaded by unwitting users by visiting malicious or compromised websites. Some ransomware are delivered as attachments to spammed email.

Suggested prevention strategies:

  1. Do not open emails that is not related to work.
  2. Update system and applications frequently
  3. Install antivirus
  4. Back up important files regularly.

Please check the following website for more information about Ransomware http://blog.trendmicro.com.tw/?p=11161

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