cryptolockerAnother version of CryptoLocker has just been released by the criminals who created the Australian Electric Company Bill version earlier this week. Except, this version has been improved, with a different mode of delivery.

It comes in the form of a plain text email that asks you to click a link to view your fax. It’s more difficult to block these types of messages. Plus the cyber criminal is using DropBox links to target his or her victims.

This is not the first time that cyber thieves have tried using legitimate services to release their malware.  They also use many free cloud services. The reason being is that, apparently, DropBox and other cloud-storage services don’t scan their stored files for malware.  If you use these services, you can be targeted for CryptoLocker, and your data can be held hostage for payment.

Are you using DropBox or similar cloud-storage devices?  Contact Fuelled Networks and we’ll tell you how we can migrate your data to a totally secure, malware-free cloud system.

Call (613) 828-1280 or email us at: info@fuellednetworks.com

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 13th June 2014 by Ernie Sherman.