Ransomware is the most common type of cyber threat affecting Canadians.
Thursday, May 12, 2022 is Anti-Ransomware Day and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), the National Cybercrime Coordination Unit (NC3) along with other partners want to prevent more viral attacks in the future.
CAFC has shared this information to focus on preventing, educating and reporting ransomware incidents. The below document covers everything, including how to protect yourself from potential attacks:
- Be cautious of any unsolicited email;
- Do not respond to suspicious emails and do not click on any links in them;
- Ensure a backup plan for your data that is consistent and frequent;
- Have multi-factor authentication and anti-malware software;
- Ensure regular software and system updates/patches as well as frequent system-wide
- password changes;
- Publish and enforce an employee security policy;
- Work with law enforcement when developing and testing an incident response plan;
- Report, report, report!
- Visit the CAFC for more tips and tricks for protecting yourself;
- Visit the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security for additional information on ransomware
- and cyber security advice, guidance and services.