Please be very careful opening email from unknown senders and even more careful of opening attachments from senders you do not expect attachments from
We have been seeing a little bit of a mess created by this latest attack vector in use by web criminals the past 3 months, especially in the run up to the holiday break.
This type of virus is particularly nasty as when it gets a hold of your system, it encrypts all of your files using very strong encryption (2048bit) and the only way to recover them if you do not have a backup is to pay the ransom.
Cisco’s security division posted this investigation into this type of attack last night and in case its of interests to our readers, i am sharing it with you
Please be very careful opening email from unknown senders and even more careful of opening attachments from senders you do not expect attachments from. Australia Post, the power company and or the government are all favorites for this virus borne email.
The best defense is to make sure you have up to date anti virus and don’t open suspect emails.
If you think you have fallen victim to this type of attack please contact our service desk ASAP to assistance in cleaning up the mess, don’t worry we have done it before so we know how to handle it.