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"Locky" Virus making the rounds
Posted by Rubin Bennett on 18 March 2016 10:01 AM

It's a new year, and there's a new virus that's making the rounds.

If you receive email, often purporting to be from yourself or someone within your company, that contain invoices as either attachments (usually .zip files) or links to a dropbox URL, be very suspicious. The 'Locky' virus is an relatively new variant of the Cryptolocker, and it encrypts your data using non-reversible ciphers. It encrypts local data and also data that you have shortcuts to on shared folders on the network. Once the files are encrypted, the only recourse is to restore them from a backup once the infected computer is cleaned up.


We're seeing a significant uptick in the number of infections, and awareness is  the most important way to prevent yourself from becoming the next victim. Infections are easy to prevent by using proper email etiquette and being cautious about any messages you receive that contain .zip files or links to websites.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact
your tech team here at the office!Thanks as always for making rbTech your trusted I.T. provider!

Sincerely,

The rbTech team
rbTechnologies, LLC

References:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-locky-ransomware-encrypts-local-files-and-unmapped-network-shares/


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