Top tips to avoid being hacked

Published on 15 May 17

As you will probably have heard, a number of organisations worldwide - including the NHS - have been affected by a ransomware attack, causing significant disruption to their computer systems.

The best defence against cyber-crime is vigilance.

How you can help

Here are a few headline tips to stay safe:

If you receive a 'phishing' email, please report it immediately. You can find information on how to do this from our phishing page, through the Cyber Security page on the University's IT Services website. 

If you believe your PC may be infected, please power it off and telephone the IT Support Centre immediately, on 0161 306 5544.

Detailed advice and guidance about being cyber safe is also available on the IT Services website, including how to spot a fake web address (URL), phishing training and information about our lunchtime cyber security awareness roadshows.



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