Posted: Wednesday, 2 March 2016 @ 14:03
Ransomware’s newest recruit/Terror to your PC
have all heard of: Key loggers, Virus, Trojans and Spywares but these are just
an umbrella term to classify the online threats that may potentially damage our
PC’s. With the IT industry’s latest innovations, malicious software
(malware) are being consistently updated and are evolving at an alarming rate,
with this they are becoming more and more resilient to anti-virus software even
against high-end and mainstream products.
is a hostile form of malware which will forcefully take over the user’s PC and
will only remove the restrictions when the user has met all the operator’s
demands. It infects the local machine by disguising itself as a harmless and
legitimate file which is intended to coax the user into downloading it.
do I identify Locky?”
comes in the form of an invoice in a Word document that requires a macro. It is
commonly seen attached to an email with a subject line similar to: “ATTN:
*". Be wary of the file format when opening
invoices from your clients and customers.it
kind of demands will the operator make?”
will usually come in the form of financial compensation in exchange for your PC
and data. Payment methods such as: wire-transfer, Ukash, Paysafecard and
bitcoins are commonly used.
happens if I do not comply with the demands?”
data on the PC will be locked. You will not be able to access certain documents
which can become a major issue if you have saved client/customer information or
Sage data on the local machine. They will not unlock the encryption until you
have met their demands.
engineers at IT Services Support Ltd. are more than willing to clarify any
information that is unclear and provide you a functional and efficient solution
to safeguard your data.