With the concern of the new Worldwide Cyber attack and especially the Ransomeware attack noted over the weekend, many companies are now realising that their systems may be vulnerable

In the past we have stopped Ransomeware attacks on our clients and got them working again, we are ESET partners and Microsoft partners

If you require assistance or even just want us to check your system contact us: info@itq-qatar.com

Ransomware is a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed.

These have been around for a while buts its worth remembering some basic precautions to avoid them:

  • Please keep an eye on your systems and if you notice unusual activity such as files names changing to weird extensions etc. contact us immediately
  • Always scan USB and Hard drives for viruses
  • Never open an email from an unknown sender – our systems do scan emails but nothing is 100%
  • Personal email accounts present a high risk as many are not scanned on the server level
  • Be careful of which websites you visit-Illegal and Immoral website are often laced with malware and viruses –
  • Never blindly follow weblinks links from unknown email senders
  • Check your AV is working
  • Keep your operating system up to date