From Brain Haynes at AppRiver
AppRiver is currently seeing a lot of malicious email traffic containing the Cryptolocker malware that can encrypt your business’s data. The bulk of this traffic is coming through trusted free file share programs disguised as voicemail messages or faxes. AppRiver is blocking all known variants of this traffic but the spammers are changing up the messages rapidly. It is incredibly important that you let your users know not to open unsolicited emails and download files without confirming their sources. It’s also important that you back up your files frequently and, if you use a third-party back up system, make sure it will not overwrite your backup with the encrypted files.
As a reminder, Cryptolocker is an especially destructive virus that will encrypt all of your data. Cyber criminals then force you to pay to get the data back, with no assurance they will actually follow through if you do. For more information, please see this blog article: blogs.appriver.com
We here at Blue Diamond Solutions take issues like this very seriously. Recently we to have seen a few of these emails and have posted about it in the past (Careful What You Click). If you are unsure about these emails please contact us at 973-306-3337 or your regular computer service. We strongly urge all users both in and out of our services to take the up most caution when dealing with this virus; it is a very intrusive virus and causes a lot of damage in a short amount of time.
As always, stay safe