In light of the "WannaCry" ransomware cyber attack, here are some tips for members on how to be safe online.
If you see a ransomware screen on your system, then you are infected.
Do not switch on your network or your computer without explicit advice and instruction from your local IT department or provider.
- Run Windows Update
- Make sure your antivirus product is up to date and run a scan
- Back up your data - you can't be held to ransom if you've got the data somewhere else.
- Be vigilant about 'phishing' scams - do not click on suspicious emails or links
- Be mindful about using public wi-fi, particularly if you are not asked for a password; hackers can access your data through these unsecured gateways