There’s a new form of ransomware, filling the void left by CryptoLocker (recently shut down by the Justice Dept.). “Cryptowall” leverages social engineering and security exploits to encrypt its victims’ files. Cryptowall tricks users into downloading infected attachments or clicking infected advertisements, and then takes advantage of security gaps in platforms like Silverlight, Flash, and Java to make its way onto computers.
We will be happy to provide you with specific information on the best way to avoid it, or ask your IT Provider. Follow best practices & backup regularly (having a clean backup allows you to easily restore an infected system without having to pay a ransom).
If you get infected, don’t go it alone, call us for help or ask your IT Provider for assistance immediately.