Ransomware Cryptolocker Virus Attacks

 

There has been an increase in the number of Ransomware/Cryptolocker virus attacks you may have even heard of them on the news

These viruses are not only an annoyance but can cause damage to your data .Once the virus get one to your pc and or laptop/Server it will start to encrypt all of your files (including any network drives )

The idea behind the virus is to hold your company data to ransom the criminals demand a fee for unlocking your data but even if you do pay this the change of getting your data back is slim to non this is were your backup routines and Disaster recovery plan would come into play

How can you Protect yourself 

There are 2 main ways that the virus can get into you system either by

  1. An email sent with a Attachment
  1. Link to a compromised web site

When receiving an email even if its from somebody you know if its a zip file or a file that your are not expecting contact them by other means to confirm that they sent this email just to be on the safe side

Make sure that your anti virus program and anti malware are update this can not protect you 100% but can slow or even stop the virus spreading to other systems and stop it damaging your files

If you need help and or woudl like to discuss ways you can protect your self then please give us a call