Written by Malcolm Newdick, Director, Riverbank IT Management

Beware! The distributors of the well-known Locky malware have been at it again.

We recently received a warning of increased spam activity based on emails claiming to have invoices attached. They are likely to arrive with a subject line of ‘Status of invoice’ or similar, plus an attachment. These are coming from a network of compromised computers estimated at over 6 million machines.

If (or when) you receive one of these emails, delete it. If you have Riverbank SecurePC, we will be keeping your security software up-to-date. We will also be making sure that your PC is getting regular security updates.

The only other thing that you have to do is make sure that all your data is backed up. If your computer does get attacked, the likelihood is that you will lose everything on it and have to restore from your backup. All Riverbank clients using an approved backup system will have a monitored backup service but there are still a few things to beware of:

All Riverbank clients using an approved backup system will have a monitored backup service, but there are still a few things to watch out for:

1. Only store data in your organisation’s network folders. This generally includes your ‘My Documents’ folder.

2. Never store vital data on the desktop of your computer.

3. Never store data on the C: drive of your computer or on USB sticks. You will have zero protection.

Stay safe – remember that you are a vital part of your organisation’s IT security.

If you have concerns about leaving your business open to the unexpected, get in touch with our experts at Riverbank on enquiries@riverbank.co.uk or call 01235 426 700. You can also try our free Online Security Test.