Cryptolocker Part 2
What to do if you are infected
The easiest way to know if you’re attacked by Cryptolocker, is that your files start to not open properly. You may see the filenames change, with files ending in .ENCRYPTED, files having random email addresses inserted, messages demanding payment of a ransom appearing on your screen, and of course your files no longer open.
Cryptolocker scams continue on the rise, with AGL, the Post Office, the ATO, the Australian Federal Police, Banks and Super funds all having been targeted since our last newsletter just a few weeks ago.
Cryptolocker is a little different to normal virus’s, in that it doesn’t spread itself from computer to computer, or remain installed forever (It’s a hit-and-run type operation), so you can stop the damage immediately by just turning off the computer that has been attacked.
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