Over the last 48 hours, news headlines have been dominated by the ransomware attack which has affected some NHS services and numerous other organisations around the world.
Ransomware is a form of virus that encrypts your files, making them inaccessible. The criminals behind the attack then demand a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key that will restore access.
As with other types of virus, ransomware is typically spread via emails which spoof high profile brands.
All users are reminded not to click email hyperlinks or attachments unless you know the sender and were expecting the message.
In the wake of the global ransomware attack, it is possible that opportunistic criminals will launch further malicious email campaigns, with messages encouraging users to download attachments that will supposedly address the original ransomware threat.
However, such attachments are likely to contain viruses designed to steal confidential information such as PINs and passwords, so please remain alert in the coming days.
For some great tips on what to do when you are hit with a ransomware attack, click here.