NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY ISSUES WARNING ON GAMEOVER ZEUS AND CRYPTOLOCKER
If you’ve heard on the news about the impending cyber attack affecting computers in the UK, there’s no need to panic, just follow this simple advice from Mark James, ESET’s UK Technical Manager:
“Firstly let’s not panic, this infection is not as new as we are led to believe (it has been around since the end of 2012.) ESET products currently detect 99% of the variations of this malware, so the first thing to do is make sure your Antivirus software is up to date and using the latest versions, then make sure your operating system is patched with all current security patches. With that done, run a full scan of your system using ESET Antivirus products. If you’re not using ESET then run a full scan using our online scanner –http://www.eset.co.uk/Antivirus-Utilities/Online-Scanner
Please be extra careful opening any attachments and DO NOT follow any links within emails, if you are unsure of the validity of the email I would suggest calling the company involved and asking them direct if they sent the email, chances are they did not.
It is always good to change any passwords for financial or similar websites (logins) if you think you may have been affected by this malware.
Quite often in these scenarios once it makes the headlines it becomes really big news and as is the case of this incident – it's current (old) news that can be dealt with by using a combination of protection including; antivirus, good security practices, education and common sense. “
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