Cryptolocker Virus and Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system’s screen or by locking the users’ files unless a ransom is paid. More modern ransomware families, collectively categorized as crypto-ransomware, encrypt certain file types on infected systems and forces users to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods to get a decrypt key.

Therefore, if you receive an email with an attachment or a link to download a file from the Bank, TAX department, AUS POST, Energy Company, supplier and etc, 

  • Never open/download any .zip, .exe, .bat or .cmd files
  • Never click on links to download any files unless you are 100% sure about the link

If you are not sure about any attachment, link – contact your IT or contact us and we will have a look at it for you. 

Following are some examples: