Security Tips from LACNIC WARP for the Holidays

LACNIC WARP would like to remind you that at this time of year attackers often take advantage of the holiday spirit to send malware-infected documents disguised as Christmas cards or New Year’s greetings.

It is important to be alert to this threat, as it is very easy for the average user to fall for this deception.

One must recall that these malicious files may contain both viruses and programs that are covertly installed on your machine and then used to attack other systems. They may also contain complex randsomware that encrypts the information so the attacker can then demand ransom payment to decrypt it.

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