Sunday, September 26, 2021

IHC cautions employees against ‘Ransomware’

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has cautioned its employees against a virus attack “Ransomware”, which encrypts computer data and restores it upon payment of ransom.

“It is being informed that a virus attack named “Ransomware” has been launched worldwide on Microsoft Operating Systems specially windows 7 and 10, which encrypts the data and attacker demand ransom from the user to restore the same,” read a circular issued by the high court’s additional registrar (Information Technology).

The staffers have been advised to follow the below-given steps in order to avoid such an unpleasant situation.

  • Create a backup of the important official data in Z-Drive of your computer.
  • Do not plug the USB into official computers
  • Share the data using Email services or through local network
  • Do not install or add new plugins in your browser
  • Avoid opening unnecessary websites or unauthentic web-links

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