Attention All Computer Users: Friendly Framework Tip of The Day
Here at Framework, we’re big believers that a little knowledge is a powerful tool. To that end, we’d like to bring attention to the latest virus threat working its way through the internets: a ransom cryptolocker virus is circulating the internet and may cause damage to your machine if you open up an infected attachment.
A ransom cryptolocker is a virus that encrypts user files available in the system and demands the user pay to retrieve the files read below for a description and how to prevent infection.
If you receive any email or files that resemble the below description, please do not open the file/email and delete the file/email immediately. In general, always be wary of opening attachments from unknown sources.
Name of virus: No specific name
Method of Infections: Zipped Attachment via Email. If you do one thing and one thing only: DO NOT CLICK ON THESE ATTACHMENTS.
Virus Characteristics:Attachment often arrives as one of the following files:
Symptoms (if infected):·
Files are encrypted and cannot be accessed. Please forward all questions or concerns to the helpdesk.
Like we mentioned – just be wary of attachments that come from emails you’re unfamiliar with. If you don’t know the email address and the message is sketchy – delete it.