Ransomware – Cryptolocker – It Is Getting Worse

“Ransomware is easy to understand but hard to beat. It infects the machine, encrypts all files and then demands payment to get the files back. Ransomware works so well that most variants will even remove themselves when the damage is done, knowing you have the choice of either paying the ransomware author to get your files back, or risk losing them forever.” — https://blog.malwarebytes.org/news/2016/01/introducing-the-malwarebytes-anti-ransomware-beta/ Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:6.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:15.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; color:#595959; mso-themecolor:text1; mso-themetint:166; mso-fareast-language:JA;}What you need to do – backup is number 1 as , if you become infected the scorched earth policy takes place – your computer will have to wiped back to factory settings and reloaded from a known good copy of Windows. Try and also have a… Read More

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Ransomware & Upgrade To Windows 10 Fake Email

As I have discussed on my radio segments there is a fake Windows 10 upgrade email that will infect your computer with a version of Crypto malware that will infect your computer and encrypt your files. The links below are from a Lifehacker article and a Cisco blog post discussing this. The lessons to be learnt are: Be suspicious of emails especially ones that contain zip files  Make sure you have a backup  Your antivirus will probably not save you  Lifehacker :Windows 10 Ransomware Email Brings More Headaches To Business IT Cisco – Your Files Are Encrypted With A Windows 10 Upgrade

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