Aware of malware? What about sites preying on victims? Hopefully you are up to date on the latest news concerning the malware/ransomware Cryptolocker. This is a devastating malware delivered through email via a .zip file. Once you open the .zip file, it installs a virus on your computer that locks up all your files. The virus then puts a message on your screen with a timer.
The message will instruct you where to send a payment to have your files unlocked. If payment is not received within the allotted time, your files will be frozen and lost to you forever. Much to the dismay of the malware criminals, they are losing money to people that have been infected with Cryptolocker and don’t understand what is happening and/or how to pay the ransom fee. So in the spirit of world-class customer service, according to NBC News, the criminals have launched a website for victims to get information on how and where to pay the ransom. See how a small business came forward to report their experience with this devastating malware. Continue reading