Monday, November 03, 2014

Cryptowall Virus

Jarvis is investigating Cryptowall, as is the FBI. Experts say criminals infect computers with a virus called ransom-ware -- which basically kidnaps files and holds them hostage. Cryptowall has infected more than 800,000 computers worldwide since February - a quarter million in the United States. Already victims have paid out more than $1 million in ransom.

Cryptowall is infecting thousands more computers every month mostly by sending phishing emails that look real. You click on a link in the email, the virus crawls into your computer. Don't click on emails you aren't expecting and protect yourself by backing up files in a separate place.
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