Beware of malware and ransomware attacks and take preventive measures

Dear Staff/Student

This article rides on the previous article of https://dicts.mak.ac.ug/articles/end-main-stream-and-extended-support-windows-os that was sent in the recent past about malware and ransom-ware attacks and we need to take preventive measures before we are caught unaware. Some of the recent ransom-ware attacks that have ravaged the cyberspace include WannaCry whose success was due to architectural deficiencies in the Windows 7 operating system which Microsoft intends to phase out completely.
Recently, another Petya-ransom-ware hit the cyber-space by encrypting data files and asking users to pay a ransom in order to decrypt their files (make readable).

WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT RANSOMWARE?

Like I said before, users will mostly be responsive when they get hit!
Unfortunately, with these aggressive ransom-wares that have cost organisations huge data losses, you don't want to be part of the "experience" because chances of recovering/decrypting your data are rather slim. Therefore, all necessary preventive measures should be taken to avoid being infected.

WHAT SHOULD I DO THEN?

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