Weekly Security Tech Bytes

Created on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:43
Written by Super User

This week we are going to talk about RANSOMWARE a deadly  virus threat, as part of our routine Security bytes...

Ransomware is a form of malware that gives criminals the ability to lock a computer from a remote location - then displays a pop-up window informing the owner that it will not be unlocked until a sum of money is paid. In some cases, the only usable part of the computer is the number keypad to enter a PIN to enable payment to the criminals. The best-known variety of ransomware in recent times is called CryptoLocker.

 An additional twist is that an accusation of illegal activity or a pornographic image appears on the locked screen, making it more difficult for some users to seek help from anybody else, and simply resort to paying the ransom.  


The Risks

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Your computer could be infected by ransomware such as CryptoLocker when you inadvertently:

Avoiding Ransomware

If you have ransomware on your computer

So BE SAFE!!! and dont forget to tune in next week for another chapter of our WEEKLY SECURITY TECH BYTE.