We are seeing an increasing amount of malicious email traffic containing the CryptoLocker malware. This malware can encrypt your business’ data. Hackers encrypt your data and hold your data hostage and there is no way to decrypt your files without paying them for the key used to decrypt. Of course, there are no assurances that they will actually follow-through if you do pay.
The best defense is two fold: First, make sure your files are backed up frequently. The second, and most important way to protect yourself is to NEVER open messages or attachments from people you don’t know or look suspicious. The majority of these infections are coming from trusted file sharing programs disguised as voicemail messages, faxes or delivery notifications from UPS, FedEx, etc. Please use upmost caution when opening any attachment. If you feel you have been infected, please contact us at 215-701-4646. Please also contact us at that number should you have any questions about your level of protection and how we can help you protect your data.