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10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
February 23, 2020
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3 September 2019

Stopping ransomware

How to protect yourself and your data

All individuals and organizations, public and private, are potential targets for online extortionists.  You can take steps to protect yourself from ransomware.

Top 3 things you can do:

  1. Always keep a recent, offline backup copy of your data.
  2. Keep your computer up to date with the latest security patches.
  3. Be very cautious with links and attachments in unsolicited email.

If your computer is encrypted with ransomware:

  1. Turn it off immediately. 
  2. If it is on a network with other computers, turn them all off to prevent it from spreading. 
  3. Then call a computer professional for help.

One of the most common infection vectors for ransomware is links to malicious websites that arrive via email. You can learn more about ransomware and steps you can take to protect yourself. 

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