Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to a computer system that it infects in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the operators of the malware to remove the restriction.

One particularly nasty ransomware that we have had to deal with recently is the Cryptolocker and it’s variants. This malware scans your computer and any network drives and encrypts all your personal files then demands payment for the decryption key. Once the files are encrypted it is virtually impossible to decrypt them without this key.

We have had a few clients recently whom have been affected by this type of malware in some cases costing thousands of dollars. Talk to us today about setting up a prevention and recovery system to help avoid this happening to you.

Posted in Malware.