GMAIL ATTACK - May 2017

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BY:

Sally Latimer-Boyce

 

You might have seen in the news this morning, that there is a massive attack on Gmail happening right now.   You need to know this because there’s a possibility you or your staff are logged into their personal Gmail on your work computers.

 

The attack is very clever. According to our information, it’s an email that looks like it has come from a friend, and contains a Google Docs link. When you click on the link it gives control of your Gmail to the hackers.

 

I’m sure Google is working very hard on a fix right now. And the odds are your computers are not affected. But this is a great time to:

 

·         Do a full security sweep of all your devices

 

·         Do a full data audit to make sure your data is secure and continually backed-up, off-site

 

·         Review and revise your policy for your staff on use of personal email and social media at work

 

 

Need Help?

 

If you have any concerns about security, or want us to talk these things through with you, just call my team on the usual number: 01933 229133.

 

Be internet-safe - it can be a nasty world out there.