New CryptoWall 3.0 surfaces

A new wave of CryptoWall attacks have shown up in e-Mails containing social engineering attacks call Phishing attacks. These e-Mails have .chm files attached that carry the malware infection into the network.  A .chm file is a file type used for publishing Help documents in applications.  CryptoWall 3.0 is the latest version of ransom-ware that encrypts your files and then demands a fee to recover your data.

Back in September of 2013, CryptoLocker produced 27 Million dollars in ransom within the first 3 months of existence. CryptoWall and CryptoLocker usually infects users by attaching itself to e-mails and making itself look like something legitimate, like a UPS or FedEx delivery report, a Scan or Fax from your office machine, or in the latest version, an incoming fax report. The attached files are usually nested inside of a .Zip file.

Once a user is fooled into executing the attached file, the virus encrypts files on your computer and files on mapped drives and then demands that you pay hundreds of dollars by MoneyPack or BitCoin for a decryption key.

Ask yourself right now, “Am I sure that I am protected against this type of threat?”  If you are not sure that your network is protected against the damage that CryptoWall 3.0 can do – call 310 464-2387 now and let’s discuss how we can protect your network and your data from being destroyed beyond recovery.

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