You can minimise your susceptibility to ransomware attacks by:
Ransomware will generally present itself clearly, in that your device will be unusable and there will be a message demanding payment.
It is best to detect ransomware before an attack by using an up-to date anti-virus program.
You can detect the phishing attempts that lead to ransomware by being vigilant when reading emails and visiting websites which ask you to click on links or download programs. If you receive an unusual email from what appears to be a trusted source (i.e. strange language used, offers something that seems too good to be true, etc.) consider contacting that source independently offline.
Disclaimer © 2018 Copyright Identity Care Australia & New Zealand Ltd. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this FACT SHEET, IDCARE disclaims any liability to any person in respect to any actions performed or not performed as a result of the contents of the alert or any accompanying data provided. Note our service is free to the community and our Counsellors will never ask you to provide your personal information and credentials if we make contact with you.
Online shopping has made the shopping experience more efficient and more accessible.view fact sheet
The most prolific form of identity compromise currently impacting the community are telephone scams.view fact sheet
Service providers are organisation that transact with your identity information.view fact sheet