Computer Security

TorrentLocker – Ransomware & A Great Travel Site

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mso-ansi-language:EN-US;}New versions of crypto locker ( Torrent Locker ) are alive and well – I have seen 2 businesses lose everything in the last few weeks – they had no backups

TorrentLocker will install on your computer when you “ click ‘ to open an attachment in an email and it will install and gradually “ encrypt “ EVERYTHING on your hard drive.

You will see instructions about how to get the encryption key if you pay the ransom ( maybe)

What are your options ?

·       Pay the ransom and hope you get the key

·       Restore from backup and wipe your computer

Either way your computer will have to wiped and restored from a known good copy of windows.

To stop it running you should download CryptoPrevent which should stop it running and is currently your best choice.Please note there can be no guarantee on this software.

CryptoPrevent

But Wait There’s More:

There is a new version of malware that will wipe your computer when somebody tries to uninstall it

Rombertik, as the malware has been dubbed by researchers from Cisco Systems’ is a piece of software that indiscriminately collects everything a user does on the Web, presumably to obtain login credentials and other sensitive data.

It gets installed when people click on attachments included in malicious e-mails.

Rombertik takes a variety of steps to evade analysis.

It knows when someone or a piece of software is trying to remove it and Rombertik will self-destruct, taking along with it the contents of a victim’s hard drive , everything will go

Website Of The Week

Rome2rio.com

Discover how to get from one place to another around the world

Pick any 2 places anywhere in the world to travel to and from 

Rome2Rio will give you results for air travel , train travel , bus travel

  • How long it takes to get there , stopovers , best modes of transport , approximate cost of transport
  • Things to see when you get there and accommodation choices

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