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Black Knight IT – Security Notice (High Alert) 23.10.15

Black Knight IT –

Security Notice (High Alert)

Beware of CryptoLocker:

Over the past few days Black Knight has had numerous reports of CryptoLocker – the file encrypting ransomware strain. This is usually recieved from an email link: is commonly referred to as CryptoLocker or Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A.

This ransomware is particularly nasty because infected users are in danger of losing their personal files forever… To get their data back, infected users are held to ransom: and instructed to pay $300 USD to receive a private key. Infected users also have a time limit to send the payment. If this time elapses, the private key is destroyed, and your files may be lost forever.

To read more about this nasty virus, click here (malwarebytes.org) or here (Dell SonicWall)


 

Be aware of what you click!

Especially when decryption of encrypted files is impossible: which in the case of CryptoLocker it may be, prevention is of the utmost importance.

    • Be wary of what you click: do not fall for the scam. Only open links in emails from a safe sender, ensure you do not fall for pop-up ads.
    • Ensure you have preformed an online and offline backup of all your important files.
    • Users have a reduced risk of falling victim to either CryptoLocker or the malware downloader from the initial email campaign if they keep their Security and Firewall settings updated and monitored…
    • SonicWALL Gateway Antivirus provides protection against this particular threat.

 


 

If in doubt, give us a call.

We would much rather a false alarm then a massive disaster leading to data loss…

Phone: (07) 3806 6717