RMA Security practice guideline: Ransomware

RMA Security practice guideline: Ransomware


Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to grant access to their systems, or to get their data back. The ransom prices vary. It is important to note that paying for the ransom does not guarantee that users can eventually access the infected system.


Users may encounter this threat through a variety of means. Ransomware can be downloaded by unwitting users by visiting malicious or compromised websites. It can also arrive as a payload, either dropped or downloaded by other malware. Some ransomware are delivered as attachments to spammed email.


There is an easy to understand video located at http://www.symantec.com/tv/products/details.jsp?vid=1954285164001.



To avoid this threat, follow below guidelines :-

  • Check the content of the messages you receive and send. Do not click any suspicious links or attachments in your email.
  • Keep your operating system, software and applications updated
  • Back up your important works on RMA Corporate Systems (File Share, Intranet, etc.). For your personal information, you can back up on your personal external hard drives.
  • Report any suspicious emails to RMA ITM Helpdesk

By not following this, RMA ITM cannot guarantee your data’s safety and you are responsible on your own.

If you have any questions, please contact Group ITM or your local ITM representative.


Stay safe online.



ITM Global Network Operations Center (GNOC)
RMA Group
E: itm.gnoc@rmagroup.net

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