Stay Cyber Safe – Avoid Ransomware

What’s ransomware? It’s data kidnapping.

It’s a form of malware that hackers use to target both individual and organizational networks to deny the availability of important information and systems.

It’s often delivered through phishing, or fraudulent, emails.

When a computer or device is affected by ransomware, its data, files, folders or systems may become unavailable. In exchange for supposedly offering the user access to their data again, the hacker demands the payment of a ransom.

If you suspect your computer or device has been affected by ransomware, do not pay the ransom! Immediately contact the authorities or call the CyberSecurity Operations Center (CSOC) at 866-877-7247 or send an email to CyberSafe@usps.gov to report the incident.

And that’s smart business.