New year’s awareness

What’s in store for online security in 2017? The CyberSafe at USPS team has the answers.

The CyberSafe at USPS team is offering tips to help employees guard against an expected increase in ransomware and new, more complex threats next year.

These attacks occur when a user clicks on a fraudulent link or site, prompting a pop-up message that the computer is locked until money is paid.

To protect yourself, follow these tips:

  • Don’t click on suspicious pop-up advertisements or sites.
  • Use caution when clicking email links and attachments.
  • Back up your data in case you need to erase your hard drive or reset your device if attacked.

If you become a victim of ransomware, don’t engage with the hacker. Notify your manager immediately and report the incident to the CyberSecurity Operations Center at

The CyberSafe at USPS sites on Blue, LiteBlue and have additional information.