CryptoLocker a relatively new family of virus/ransomware and is catching out a few too many unsuspecting victims. It is based on extorting money from infected users who are tricked into running it. The victim receives an email with a password protected ZIP file often purporting to be from a courier company. CryptoLocker hijacks and corrupts users’ business documents and demands them to pay a ransom (with a time limit to send the payment). How to avoid CryptoLocker:
- Be particularly wary of emails from senders you don’t know, especially those with attached files.
- Ensure you have a good backup system in place for your critical files that isn’t linked to your device.
- Consider Cyber Security insurance – contact us to find out more.
If you become infected turn off your device and disconnect from the Internet / network immediately, then contact us.