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Ransomware – One Wrong Click Can Be Costly

image of screen displaying text: Ransomware Attack - you only have 3 days to submit payment or your files will be lost[October 22, 2020] Ransomware is malicious software used by cybercriminals that infects a computer and displays messages demanding the victim pay a fee in order to access their system/files again. They may also threaten to publish his/her data online.
Ransomware is a class of malware that can be installed through deceptive links in an email message, instant message, or website. There are several things the malware might do once it’s taken over a victim’s computer, but the most common consequence is to encrypt some or all of the user's files.

How to Prevent Ransomware

Security Awareness Training for Employees 

All Sheridan employees have access to comprehensive, online security awareness training offered through KnowBe4. Go to and sign-in with your Sheridan email address to get started.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns about misleading links or cybersecurity at Sheridan, contact the IT Service Desk at
905-845-9430 ext. 2150 or send email to