🥷 Ransomware attacks: What’s happening?

At the time of this writing, the City of Dallas is still working to contain a ransomware attack it suffered Wednesday.

Why it matters: Some city services temporarily shut down, including the courts and Dallas Water Utilities billing department.

🖼️ The big picture: Individuals are not likely to be targets of a sophisticated attack like this.

  • BUT learning best practices for cyber protection for yourself and your family is critical.

🔬 Zoom in: Here are 3 key areas to consider:

👉 Password managers help you maintain unique and secure passwords for EVERY account.

👉 Phishing schemes are on the rise and we need greater awareness.

👉 Use 2FA.

  • Set up 2 factor authentication for your most important accounts.
  • Receiving a code via call or text is good.
  • Using an authenticator app is better. (Search your app store of choice for Google Authenticator or Authy)

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Please take this seriously friends — various forms of cyber crime are increasing.



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