BBB Warning: Prevent Ransomware by Updating Your Computer

  
     
May 17, 2017

Better Business Bureau serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties advises against a recent ransomware attack that occurred Friday, May 12th . According to preliminary reports, ransomware is infesting the computers of thousands worldwide. This software holds computer systems hostage, demanding payment in return for access. With email serving as the primary form of entry, this attack is tainting Microsoft Windows and spreading through networks despite the repair issued in March. Users who neglect updates issued by Microsoft are becoming victim to this massive invasion. For information and ways to avoid falling victim to malware, click here: go.bbb.org/ransomware.

Further cyber security resources can be found on bbb.org or through the Identity Theft Resource Center at idtheftcenter.org. It is encouraged that consumers call BBB’s 24-Hour Consumer Helpline at
(858) 496-2131 for free information and advice.