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.