02 Feb

The UKs National Crime Agency recently warned users have two weeks to protect their systems

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“You’ve got two weeks to beat off Cryptolocker and GameoverZeus nasties” – UK National Crime Agency (NCA)

There has been a huge increase in the number of virus threats. One of the most aggressive types of virus is ‘’ransomware’’ which has the ability to bypass the latest security measures. It’s called ‘ransomeware’ as is it quite literally holds your information ransom by encrypting your device until you pay to have it decrypted!

“Nobody wants their personal financial details, business information or photographs of loved ones to be stolen or held to ransom by criminals. By making use of this two-week window, huge numbers of people in the UK can stop that from happening to them,” said Andy Archibald, deputy director of the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit.

Our message at Cloudy IT is simple: update your security system immediately and make this a regular occurrence. We can update your software and advise you on how to keep your information and business safe against any further attacks. These two viruses are deadly and should your systems become infected, there is little that can be done afterwards.

For more information head to http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/cryptolocker-what-you-need-to-know

Cloudy IT advise that users take precaution immediately.Please call or email us to ensure your network continues to be secure. Contact us on [email protected] or call 01280 814684.