Police call for vigilance following global cyber attack which took down NHS computers

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Following Friday’s global ‘ransomeware’ cyber attack, police are reminding the public and business community of the importance of operating safely online.

Police are advising people:

* Ensure that anti-virus software is installed on your computer, that it is running and is up to date.

* Avoid opening unsolicited emails from people or organisations you do not know/trust.

* Avoid visiting websites that your anti-virus software warns you about.

* Not use file sharing sites or pirated software as these are rife with malware.

For more information about ‘Ransomware’ specifically and cyber security visit the National Cyber Security Centre.