Crypto Locker Virus
Be warned, if you see an image like the one below, it is too late!
In October last year, there was a new variation of what is referred to as 'ransomware', previously the machine would be locked, with a police warning about illegal activity on the PC. You had to unlock the PC by purchasing a ucash voucher. But this could be easily removed, (if not stopped before it struck), by most antivirus software.
BUT these new variants encrypt your documents, and these are unecryptable (ALL YOUR FILES ARE LOST), unless you pay the ransom. Never a suggested solution....
There isn't a single solution to this issue, as most anti virus programs are both struggling with the varying nature of this issue, and ultimately that the end user 'runs' the program - albeit without knowing what's happening.
We have now seen versions in networks, that encrypt network folders too!
Education is the best response to this. Please be mindful of ANY unexpected email - with attachment.
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