Cryptolocker

Our team of IT security professionals would like to draw your attention to a high rate of malicious email traffic containing Cryptolocker malware that WILL encrypt your organization’s data if executed.

The majority of this traffic is coming through trusted free file share programs masked as voicemail messages or faxes. Our IT security experts are successfully blocking many of the known variants of Cryptolocker but spammers are continuously changing up the messages. It is crucial that you let your colleagues know not to open emails and download files without confirming their sources. It’s also important that you backup your data frequently and, if you use a third-party backup system, make sure it will not overwrite your good backups with the encrypted versions.

Clients on our managed services program are covered. Our team is taking steps to limit any exposure to threats facing your computer network. Our email security, backup and antivirus services are monitored and updated regularly to ensure that your IT security solutions are doing their job.

Clients or organizations currently not engaged with us or without a current managed services agreement, we are able to help set up a complete end-to-end security solution. This will ensure your business is protected.

As a reminder, Cryptolocker is a destructive virus that will encrypt all of your business and personal data. Cyber criminals then force you to pay a ransom to get your data back, with no assurance they will actually follow through if you do.

For more information contact your trusted team of IT professionals.

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: 11th June 2014 by Ernie Sherman.