What is CryptoLocker and CryptoWall?
Your tech support team at RapidScale wants to bring to your attention two problematic viruses that are affecting users around the world. CryptoLocker and CryptoWall are ransomware trojans that virtually hold your documents hostage and demand payment for their release. Anti-virus software currently does not catch the majority of these viruses. Understanding how Cryptolocker and CryptoWall are deployed can reduce your system’s vulnerability.
The most common method the virus is introduced to your system is by end users opening email attachments from unknown sources. RapidScale has taken measures to limit the about of junk and spam mail that you receive, yet items will make it through. For RapidScale to completely eliminate all unwanted mail, the result may be unintentionally blocked legitimate communication as well.
Another manner in which these trojans tap into your system is through leisurely web browsing. Many streaming media sites have popups instructing users to install specific .exe files to play their media. Those files are often the actual viruses.Please use extra caution when opening emails from unknown senders, or downloading anything that arises from pop ups when browsing the internet.
| Potentially Dangerous Email
| Streaming Media Downloader