With CryptoLocker (a nasty malware) on the rise (127% just this year), and the costs incurred rising with it, it is time for everyone to fight back. At TCD we believe Knowledge is the Best Defense. Here is what you need to know.
What is It?
Cryptolocker is a popular and powerful ransomware that forces businesses and individuals to pay ransom for locked up data. It uses social engineering techniques to trick the user into running it. Specifically, a victim receives an email with a password-protected ZIP file attached that purports to be from a well known company. The malware starts when the user opens the attached ZIP file, and attempts to open the PDF. As soon as the victim runs it, the malware goes memory resident on the computer.
Now the drama unfolds... out pops a red alert on the victim’s screen. It comes with a threat: "Pay ransom to an anonymous hacker or all the files will be encrypted — locked up so no one can ever open them again." Hence the term Ransomware.
"WE ARE CALLED TO BE ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE,
NOT ITS VICTIMS."
But that is not the end of the story. TCD is taking action. We are working with our tech partners to analyze these types of cyber attacks so we can detect and detonate them before they deploy. We firmly believe there is no need for our clients to lose time, energy and resources... no reason to always be on the defensive against cyber criminals.
Join us in this fight. The bottom line is that it is time for businesses to be proactive and defeat Cryptolocker and its family of ransomware! Contact us now to learn more. Our next blog is all about what YOU can do to prevent malware from disrupting your business.