2016 was an astronomical year for malware, ransomware and other various cyber threats, and there are no signs of such threats slowing down in 2017. One of the most prominent forms of ransomware currently attacking businesses is the CryptoLocker ransomware. CryptoLocker targets computers running Microsoft Windows and the most common infections are from email attachments, links within e-mail attachments, and infected websites. When opened, the ransomware immediately encrypts the user’s files. CryptoLocker then displays a message on the user’s screen that offers to de-crypt the data if a specified payment is made by a certain deadline, or it will threaten to delete the decryption key if the deadline passes, leaving the user’s files corrupted.
Unfortunately, the CryptoLocker raonsomware attacks many businesses each day. Without the proper anti-virus/malware software and an expert IT provider to monitor and support your business, you are vulnerable to such threats and many others!
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