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Cryptowall: New ransomware picking up where CryptoLocker left off

Posted by Paul Hanley on Jun 11, 2014 1:40:00 PM

A new form of ransomware is on the loose, filling the void left by CryptoLocker. Several security blogs are warning IT pros about “Cryptowall”, which leverages social engineering and security exploits to encrypt its victims’ files.

Ronnie Tokazowski at wrote an analysis of Cryptowall, explaining how users around the world have lost access to thousands of files after failing to pay the ransom.

Cryptowall tricks users into downloading infected attachments or clicking infected advertisements, and then takes advantage of security gaps in Silverlight, Flash, and Java to make its way onto computers, according to an alert from SANS Internet Security Center.

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Topics: Malware

Webinar: Protect your managed services clients from cryptolocker

Posted by Paul Hanley on Jan 9, 2014 11:10:00 AM

By Paul Hanley, Technical Support Engineer

With the new year comes a whole host of new threats and risks to clients' data security. To help you prepare for their inevitable questions, I'll be presenting a 30-minute Intronis webinar, called "Cryptolocker: Should you pay the ransom?", on January 16 at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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