Ransomware Prevention – CryptoLocker

In the past few years, the word "ransomware" has been seen and used more and more. It is a word that has fueled fear campaigns advertising antivirus software, but most people don't know what it means. All they know is that it is a danger for their computers and the information on them. What [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Antivirus, Computer Repair, guide, Microsoft, Security|0 Comments

Hollywood hospital pays $17,000 to hackers

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid a $17,000 ransom in bitcoins to a hacker who seized control of the hospital's computer systems and would give back access only when the money was paid, the hospital's chief executive said Wednesday. The assault on Hollywood Presbyterian occurred Feb. 5, when hackers using malware infected the institution's computers, preventing [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


NEW CRYPTOLOCKER RANSOMWARE VARIANT SPREAD THROUGH YAHOO MESSENGER A new variant of the CryptoLocker malware has been discovered that uses Yahoo Messenger as its delivery mechanism and is targeting Windows systems. My friends at NSHC in Singapore and Seoul have been battling with the malware that has hit a number of financial institutions throughout Asia [...]

By | February 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blocking the cryptolocker virus in Office 365

The easiest and most effective way to block the cryptolocker virus in Office 365 is to block all attachments that contain EXE files. Here is a step by step guide on how to block all .exe files in Office 365 (including inside .zip files). Block EXE email Attachments in Office 365 This will reject emails [...]

By | November 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

File encrypting ransomware called CryptoLocker

The developers behind the file encrypting ransomware called CryptoLocker launched yesterday a dedicated decryption service that allows you to purchase the decryption key for encrypted files. The price for the decryption key, though, has been significantly increased from 2 bitcoins to 10 bitcoins. With the current price of bitcoins at around $212 USD the ransom [...]

By | November 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments