01.28.15

A new ransomware is spreading rapidly!

Have you got a “Fax e-mail” lately? Be very careful, this could be a dangerous heretic virus!

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A new ransom malware (Ransomware) called ‘CTB-Locker’ is now spreading all around the world through e-mails disguised as a “Fax e-mail” message.

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The malware is stored in a Zip file attached to the e-mail. Once opened, the ransomware downloads the ransom component in the background without the user’s knowledge.

After download and infection, the ransomware encrypts files on the computer then the victims are required to pay a sum between 100 to 300 US dollars using the virtual currency Bit Coin..

We strongly recommend that users avoid opening e-mails from unknown sources and certainly not open attachments from such messages.

In addition, it is always advisable to make sure that the operating system and software installed on your computer is up-to-date and that there is an anti-virus software installed.

Ransomware were “born again” in recent years and in 2014 they hit millions of private users and companies and even some large companies such as Yahoo and AOL, and created an accumulated damage of hundreds of millions of dollars.