2020-01-12

Practical Paranoia - PLEASE don't trust links in e-mails!

Cyber-threats just keep getting worse!

Last week Saskatchewan health was hit by disruptive malware that proved very expensive to recover from. Alberta Health Services, like all big organizations, fends off thousands of attacks daily.

The hackers' windfall remains the unwary insider with access to protected networks and temptation to click on links in emails. We've managed to contain a few more of these lately, but affected users face extended downtimes and work is lost when damaged files are replaced by older copies.

Please re-skim our many warnings about 'phishing', brush up on phishing-prevention, and be paranoid about anything inviting your click.

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