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