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Businesses offer best practices for escaping CryptoLocker hell

Ellen Messmer | Nov. 15, 2013
Fighting cryptolocker malware: Data back-up and restoration regarded as the only way to really make sure you get files back

CryptoLocker is hardly the first ransomware to plague computer users. Another type of ransomware, called the FBI Virus, that can hit either a Windows PC or Apple Mac to take away control from the user, was noticed having a new twist this week. According to Malwarebytes researcher Segura, the Mac OS X version of the ransomware is now demanding an additional fee above the first demand for $300. The second demand says it has your criminal records and will delete them for $450, he points out.

It's a bad idea to respond to blackmail. And it's possible to get rid of the FBI Virus, though much harder on the Windows PC than the Apple Mac, where it exists as more of a browser infection.  

 

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