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Northampton IT Support Company Helps Local Firms Victim of Global Cyber Attack

Urgent Software Updates and Malware Scan Required On Laptops and Computers That May Have Been Exposed to Recent Malicious “WannaCrypt” Software. PC users advised to scan for malware. Northampton IT company, Proactive IT Support ltd offers free advice. Tel: 01604 582000 Contact them at: http://www.fastproactiveit.com

Proactive IT Support and Computer Repairs Company based in Northampton, has released an advice service regarding the recent massive global attack on computer systems running old and out of date Microsoft Operating Systems. As so many government bodies and corporates are still running outdated IT systems this leaves a huge number of businesses vulnerable to this latest security risk from the malicious “WannaCrypt” ransomware software. This new attack is quite sophisticated in that it poses as an innocent email from a friend or colleague on the contact list. Computers that have been compromised can then be used to spread the malicious “WannaCrypt” software on the attached computer network. Infected machines have their data encrypted rendering the system useless with the software demanding ransom payments in Bitcoins.

The chances of further computers being affected now are very high, so it is urgently recommended to:

1. Update Microsoft Windows and Server software or decommission out of date and vulnerable computer systems.

2. Carry out a full security scan of all computers and laptops and conduct a malware scan.

3. Carry out a full data audit to make sure all data is safe, being backed up and a backup copy taken off site away from the local computer network or moved onto storage in the “Cloud”

4. Produce or revise the company policy on staff usage of personal email and social media access at work.

Peter Ravi, Director at Proactive IT Support Ltd, says: “We want to provide an important and essential IT service to keep businesses trading smoothly with the start of its new IT Support for computer networks services along with their current computer and laptop repairs service. If you have any concerns about your network security or current data backup strategy then please contact our team on telephone: 01604 582000.”

Alternatively, for more information please go to http://www.fastproactiveit.com and send them an email.

This is a great chance for Northampton and Milton Keynes residents to protect their businesses with support from a local IT company who holds a reputation for fantastic customer care.

Proactive IT Support has been long established and focuses on local businesses to deliver a top notch local IT service to Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Contact Info:
Name: Peter Ravi
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Organization: Proactive IT Support Ltd
Address: 18 Tweed Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN5 5AJ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-604582000

For more information, please visit http://www.fastproactiveit.com

Source: PressCable

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