Be Vigilant & Do Backups
Posted on October 2, 2013
Please be aware that there is a Virus/Trojan doing the rounds, that once infected, it silently encrypts your data (Including photos, PDF’s, Word and Excel documents) over a period of a few days.
Called ransom ware – This goes by the name of Cryptolocker.
After a few days it will pop up a with with a ransom demand – stating that if you pay within a few days or so – it will decrypt all of your files.
The only way to recover is to restore your data from backups (Usually need to go back several days) – you do keep backups?
Always scan USB drives that are brought into your office, make sure your antivirus is up to date, and ALWAYS check email subject & sender details BEFORE opening them!
Also periodically check and test your backups.
As usual – don’t hesitate to contact me for further information – we can also have a chat of the benefits of going on a managed plan which addresses the above problems and more!