Global Attack: Beware of Ransomeware... NCC Warns Subscribers and Telcos

As long as PC and smart devices exist, Malware and Trojans will not seize whether now or in the future. There is a global attack of this Malware called Ransomware on all smart devices and  they are making huge amount of money from it.

NCC, in a statement, said the Ransomware is capable of infecting and encrypting all files on a system or any smart device until an amount is paid for a decryption key, or other means of retrieval (which may lead to data loss) are used to recover the system as an alternative.

“This situation demands that proactive measures be taken by all players in the telecommunication eco-system to forestall the hazards of critical data loss, financial losses and ultimately network/business disruption.’’

The ransomware hackers have succeeded in
infecting over 300,000 computers over the
weekend and make $US60,000. They use
anonymous bitcoin wallet to collect their money.
So if you are a Telco or Subscriber, NCC Urges you to do the below;

>>Update your Software to the latest Microsoft Patch release in March. Android and other platforms should do the same.
>>Don’t open e-mail attachments/links from
unknown sources;
>>Do not click pop-ups and applets on unknown websites and installing effective antivirus software for their mobile devices.

All operators are to ensure continued
deployment of effective firewalls, login
passwords and antivirus management regime.

This is global and its becoming serious. Don't fall victim.

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