Stay cyber secure against the Locky Virus
across your network. You are then asked for 3 Bitcoins (£885) in payment for the restoration of your files. The user either
pays up and hopes their files are fully restored with no trace of the virus, or has to fully restore their computer, which if it hasn’t been properly backed up also means a loss of files.
How to stay secure and protect against virus attacks:
Ensure all your systems are fully backed up. If your systems are backed up properly, you can restore them without having to worry about losing important files.
Do not open an email attachment from a source you don’t trust. Only open attachments you are expecting or from trusted email addresses.
If you don’t have an in-house IT technician, ensure you invest in some service days from an IT company you trust.
This way, in case of a disaster such as a virus takeover of your company, or even fire or theft, you know you have a
reliable IT company who have a system recovery plan in place for you. If you’d like to know more about Trisoft’s recovery plans click here, or learn more about our IT support.
What is a Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a form of electronic payment, often used by online gamers. Hackers and virus’ often use Bitcoins when they demand ransom as the electronic money transfer is almost impossible to trace back to the hacker.
More information and resources
To learn more about the virus and see what it looks like when it appears in your inbox, read this blog from Symantec.
To read more coverage on the subject from BBC, please click here.
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.