Most businesses are experiencing an increasing number of security threats which arrive via email. Examples of these emails include fake invoices, Australia Post delivery information, requests from the AFP to pay fines, and employment applications. The scammers are now targeting individual email addresses so traditional spam filters are not as effective as they once were.
It is easy to become tricked into clicking on a link or attachment in these emails. Unfortunately this action starts to download and run malicious files. The most serious of these threats is the Crypto Locker Ransomware which locks up all the files on your computer and shared drives. It does this using computer encryption, which is a very secure form of password protection. The problem is that the bad guys have the password key. Once your files have been encrypted, Ransomware posts a ransom note on your computer screen and amounts of between $700 and $2500 are being demanded. If your files cannot be retrieved from backups then the only way to restore your files is to pay the ransom.
At Excelero IT Solutions we take these threats very seriously as any infection is very disrupting to any business. We have stepped up security threat defences for you as part of the Excelero Complete IT Support Service, using the following measures:
All of these measures are important to protect our clients from computer problems and are part of the value you receive with the Complete IT Support Service.
Call us on (03) 9555 4986 for further information or contact us via the contact form about our Complete IT service and how it can help you stay secure from Ransomware.