WanaCrypt0r Ransomware – URGENT News

WanaCrypt0r Ransomware is a computer worm that encrypts information on an infected computer and attached drives and demands a ransom to recover the data. In the past 24 hours this worm has been spotted in almost 100 countries with tens of thousands of reported infections. The infections have been reported in hospitals, large corporations, banks, and utilities.

BEWARE of E-Mail Attachments.

This is just a quick reminder. Do NOT ever open e-mail attachments, unless you personally know who the sender is. Even if you do know the sender, do not open the attachment unless you were expecting it. In fact, I would recommend not ever opening an attachment to an email.

Layers of backups

Let me tell you a true story that happened a few weeks ago. A customer of ours called with an issue with their Quickbooks data. Their company file had become corrupted and, unfortunately, their Qiuckbooks backup was out of date.

Crypto Viruses, What you Need to Know

Back in 2013 a new type of virus was discovered called "CryptoLocker". CryptoLocker was a virus propagated mostly though email attachments. Once a user ran the attachment, the virus would encrypt all of the personal documents and pictures on that user's computer, then it would ask for a ransom to be paid to unlock the encrypted files. Ever…

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