Crypto-ransomware, the facts -Virus News Jun 2016

Crypto-ransomware Attacks Rise Five-fold to Hit 718 Thousand Users in One Year 22 Jun 2016 Virus News The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015. The irreversible consequences of this kind of malware infection, along with the high value data that is being encrypted by ransomware tempts victims to pay

Back-up or Pay-up. Ransomware

By the time you see this it's too late. This is not Project Fear - it's real and happening every day Yes, this is what you’ll see after losing access to your files following a ransomware attack. A common tactic with ransomware attacks (see two of our case studies) (case studies hyperlink) is to disguise an email so it appears to have come from a trustworthy source, such as UPS. The mail could say something to the effect of: "we could not deliver a p

The Malware threat

The Malware threat You may have heard of GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker, malware threats which are downloaded to a victim’s Windows PC by clicking on an attachment. The advice to UK consumers and businesses is to backup data and protect themselves from this threat, as cybercriminals will continue using command and control servers to generate phishing emails. Ensure Maximum Protection UK ICT partner with Kaspersky, which ensures that our customer

Rise of malware and ransomware attacks in recent months

We have seen a rise of malware and ransomware attacks in recent months, and we would like to keep you informed and offer advice on the best way to prevent such attacks. The rise of the Trojan Trojans are the most common type of malware today. They are categorized according to their function: the most common include backdoors, password stealers, downloaders, and banking Trojans. They are used to steal confidential information (username, password,