Protect yourself from a ransomware attack

The Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia offers tips to protect yourself from being a victim of a ransomware attack.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — We’ve seen recent ransomware attacks on a large scale, but attacks can also happen to consumers and small businesses if people aren’t careful.

The Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia offered tips to lessen your chances of becoming a victim.

  • You should have antivirus software on your computer
  • Make sure you’re working behind a firewall
  • Don’t click on links you’re not expecting
  • Diversify your passwords
  • Enable two factor authentication

“Some of the things are just common sense where you make sure your firewall, antivirus is up to date,” Kelvin Collins, president and CEO of BBB Central Georgia said. “But also make sure you’re not just clicking on pop ups out of the blue.”

The Better Business Bureau also suggests doing frequent backups on your computer. That way, if you are a victim of ransomware, you’ll still have the files you need.

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