MS Office 365/2016

June 2016 Ransomware Attacks against MS Office 365 Users

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 | 0 comments

This June saw the first ever large scale ransomware attack against users of MS Office 365.  A ransomware attack is where the bad guys gain access to your computer, then use that access to encrypt your business data and program files.  They then charge you money to buy a decryption key.  Your files will be permanently locked away if you don’t pay within a specified period of time.  And the cost goes up each day until you pay, or until their “offer” expires! Fortunately Enclave customers were not hit, and Microsoft moved very quickly to shut down the threat, but it’s more important than ever to follow recommended computing practices.  I’ll list the main ones below. #1 ...

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