Beware of Email Attachments!

We’ve all heard it before. “Don’t trust emails from people you don’t know”, “don’t open those .exe attachments if you don’t know the sender”. But hackers and spammers are using different, smarter means every year. And there’s been a surge in incidences of businesses being targeted by these scammers.

Ransomware especially continues to be on the increase, especially via scam emails pretending to be from people you trust. Ransomware is a special kind of virus, that will encrypt all the data on your computer (and often, attached external drives, etc.). Then the scammer requests various payments on the promise of decrypting your files for you. More than likely: your important, critical files are lost, permanently!

Without properly configured security on your email, you could receive scam emails that are otherwise indistinguishable from real ones. Any of us can fall for these scams at the best of times, and if you haven’t got a properly configured backup set up, then you are at high risk!

Lion Computing Solutions can help protect you from scam emails, and provide backup solutions to protect your essential data. It doesn’t cost you anything to find out what we can do for you – Just reply to this email, or call us on 07874 672641!

If you’ve not heard of us before, we are an IT company renowned for our legendary computer support, based in Steeple Morden. We offer support for all your computer problems and advice for IT decisions, helping you to realise your projects. And for new customers, your first consultation is free!

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