Avoid getting infected by Cryptolocker Ransomware
What is Cryptolocker?
Cryptolocker gets onto the system by clicking on links in E Mails and attachments. They hide as if they are PDF files, they pretent to be from legit company’s like UPS, Fed Ex, DHL etc etc once clicked on, the payload can be devastating to the users data files, if on a networking, it can encrypt the users data, there are the file types it can encrypt.
*.odt, *.ods, *.odp, *.odm, *.odc, *.odb, *.doc, *.docx, *.docm, *.wps, *.xls, *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xlsb, *.xlk, *.ppt, *.pptx, *.pptm, *.mdb, *.accdb, *.pst, *.dwg, *.dxf, *.dxg, *.wpd, *.rtf, *.wb2, *.mdf, *.dbf, *.psd, *.pdd, *.pdf, *.eps, *.ai, *.indd, *.cdr, *.jpg, *.jpe, img_*.jpg, *.dng, *.3fr, *.arw, *.srf, *.sr2, *.bay, *.crw, *.cr2, *.dcr, *.kdc, *.erf, *.mef, *.mrw, *.nef, *.nrw, *.orf, *.raf, *.raw, *.rwl, *.rw2, *.r3d, *.ptx, *.pef, *.srw, *.x3f, *.der, *.cer, *.crt, *.pem, *.pfx, *.p12, *.p7b, *.p7c
Once ransom is active and all your data is encrypted, you have to choose if you want to pay the cyber criminal, or wait for a decryption tool to be released or just remove malware infection and
recover your data from your drive, using data recovery software.
I would never pay a criminal to release my encrypted data.
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Sinowal (aka Mebroot and Torpig)
and many others…