The hackers and hijackers are at it again, although this time they want your money. A new ransom-ware is out and about which can lock up your computer and cause havoc. Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim’s computer if it has no protection, executes a cryptovirology attack that demands a ransom payment. The especially-advanced malware programs encrypt the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them..
What this is costing us
Wide-ranging attacks involving encryption-based ransom-ware began to increase through Trojans such as CryptoLocker, which had procured an estimated $3 million before it was taken down by authorities, and CryptoWall, which was estimated by the FBI to have accrued over $18 million by June 2015.
How can we get protection
Should this happen to you, don’t pay them. CloudyIT provides a cloud-delivered network security service that delivers automated protection against advanced attacks for any device, anywhere. We deliver security using the internet’s existing infrastructure, to keep malware from compromising your systems and to stop botnets or phishing from infiltrating your data. Our WebSecure service gives you the peace of mind that your IT is secure and robust enough to defend against the most advanced threats. Contact us to clean your computer because if you are able to unlock the virus, remnants of it may still be lingering in your computer.
In order to help prevent this from happening, here are some tips that may help give you protection fromt this headache and hijacking.
- Keep your anti-virus programs up-to-date. We advise you to run mine at least once a week.
- Make sure you do all of your updates in a secure location.
- Don’t access your personal banking information on public Wi-Fi stations.
- Also, make sure you backup everything on your computer regularly just in case you become a victim of this vicious ransom-ware. Our DataSafe service is ideal for this so contact us to make sure your Data is Safe!