CryptoLocker – what you need to know

One of the biggest threats to the security of any business network is malware. There are many different forms of malware out there that can infect systems in a nearly unlimited number of ways. In the past few weeks there have been numerous stories about CryptoLocker - a new form of ransomware that is proving to be a problem for many companies.

The Cryptolocker Threat

News of the latest threat to your data files is spreading almost as rapidly as the threat itself - ransomware.

Named "Cryptolocker", this ransomware relies on something antivirus software can't stop - human curiosity. The attack is initiated via either an attachment to an email, a pop-up on a compromised website or as a download on a compromised website.