|The interests and cyber security needs of our customers are at the heart of everything we do. This is particularly important during these unprecedented and challenging times.
Millions of people the world over have made a sudden shift to working from home due to the current global circumstances. With our customers in mind we are developing material to help you stay safe and secure when you are online.
Protect those around you by staying connected, private and by sharing valid information.
Unfortunately, as you may be aware, cyber criminals are taking advantage of the anxieties and concerns around the coronavirus, Covid-19.
This has led to a flood of phishing mails that either attempt to steal log-in details belonging to remote workers or install malware on to a victim’s computer. Other infection methods are also being used such as websites that harbour malicious code and apps that are actually fronts for ransomware among other things.
To Protect yourself here are a few useful tips……
Lock or close your laptop when you’re taking a break, this will ensure that others in your home don’t accidently click on malware links or otherwise mess up your work.
With these tips in mind, please take an extra moment to review incoming emails, and the websites you visit to avoid becoming a victim of these attacks. Be extra careful around your online banking and financial investments and don’t be fooled by easy money. If it’s too good to be true, it usually is.
We express our gratitude to those of you who are working on the frontline to combat this virus and offer our sympathies and best wishes to those who have been impacted.
We’re in this together! Stay safe both online and offline! If you need any help with anything mentioned in this blog please get in touch.
With Kind Regards
The MPMIT Team, offering local IT support in byte sized chunks to Micro businesses and Sole Traders in the Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and the surrounding areas.