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Covid19 related Ransomware attacks

Alert message sent 20/03/2020 14:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Good afternoon,

We are sharing this information on behalf of our partners at the National Cyber Security Centre .

Cyber criminals are exploiting people’s interest in COVID-19 to spread Ransomware by locking people out of their accounts or stealing information unless a ransom is paid.

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents you from accessing your computer (or the data that is stored on it). The computer itself may become locked, or the data on it might be stolen, deleted or encrypted.

Kindly read and follow the current advice from the National Cyber Security Centre to avoid becoming a victim of Ransomware.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/updating-malware-ransomware-guidance
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Graeme Barbour (Police, Digital Communications Officer, Hampshire)
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