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Businesses in Carlow advised to review IT policies because of new cyber threat

Businesses in Carlow are being advised to review their IT policies and systems to ensure they do not fall victim to a new cyber threat.

Carlow Chamber has been made aware of a number of IT attacks where companies have been effectively locked out of their IT systems.

Demands have been made to pay over a ransom to their systems released – in some cases demands for four thousand euro was made to release the business.

Alan O’Reilly is Blacknight solutions customer experience manager, he says suspicious emails shouldn’t be opened, back-up all data & have an anti-virus installed.