Ransomware Infections on the Rise.

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In a recent news release by US-CERT, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, US-CERT stated they are aware of a malware campaign that surfaced in 2013 and is associated with an increasing number of ransomware infections. CryptoLocker, a new variant of ransomware, restricts access to infected computers and demands the victim provide a payment to the attackers in order to decrypt and recover their files.  As of this time the primary means of infection appears to be phishing emails containing malicious attachments.

Everyone who makes use of computer systems, including email, should be on guard for these types of malware infection attempts.  In many cases the email will appear to be legitimate and harmless but you need to ask yourself if you were expecting this communication, and if not, contact the sender to make sure it's legitimate.

To help mitigate any loss of data should you fall victim to this infection, you should take regular backups of your system and store your important files onto your file server which is backed up regularly.

To get more information about CryptoLocker, follow this link to the US_CERT website and think before you click!

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