The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has warned its employees against a “Ransomware” virus attack that encrypts computer data and restores it when ransom is paid.
“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 instructed 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