Cryptolocker And Ransomware Protection For Fairfield County Businesses
Has your Fairfield County business been hit with the Cryptolocker ransomware and wondering what you could have done to protect yourself and not pay hackers in bitcoin? Your Connecticut business is at risk and needs email filtering, spam protection and antivirus to keep the threats out. For other disasters, protect your data with a data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity solution. TSD’s security solutions can help.
What is Cryptolocker?
CryptoLocker is a ransomware trojan which targeted computers running Microsoft Windows, believed to have first been posted to the Internet on 5 September 2013. CryptoLocker propagated via infected email attachments, and via an existing botnet; when activated, the malware encrypts certain types of files stored on local and mounted network drives using RSA public-key cryptography, with the private key stored only on the malware’s control servers. The malware then displays a message which offers to decrypt the data if a payment (through either bitcoin or a pre-paid cash voucher) is made by a stated deadline, and threatened to delete the private key if the deadline passes. If the deadline is not met, the malware offered to decrypt data via an online service provided by the malware’s operators, for a significantly higher price in bitcoin.
Here are some interesting articles on Cryptolocker and other ransomware prevention.
- Cryptolocker: How to avoid getting infected and what to do if you are
- Remove CryptoLocker virus (Files Encrypted Ransomware)
- ADA Sends Out 37,000 Flash Drives Infected With Malware
- How To Protect Against Ransomware