ITA issues safety guidelines after Locky ransomware spread

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) said that it is closely following the spread of the ‘‘ ransomware around the world. In view of the potential impact, this virus may have on the systems and bbusiness continuity of the organizations, please follow the below instructions. ITA added that until the time of issuing this statement, no infection has been recorded with this malware in the Sultanate.

  1. Don’t open any or file from an unknown source or even from known sources and don’t open any .
  2. Don’t open any suspected sites being infected by this virus and keep your anti-virus up to date.
  3. Follow-up of warning publications and taking the correct information from specialized sources only.