eMazzanti Technologies Issues Locky Ransomware Warning

NYC area IT security consultant warns customers and the public to take extra precautions to avoid data loss in light of new data security threat Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) February 26, 2016 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, issued a warning today regarding a new ransomware virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of computer networks worldwide. The company urges business and home computer users to take extra precautions to avoid being victimized by the malware threat, called Locky, that encrypts their data, holding it hostage until a ransom is paid. “Locky is wreaking havoc…

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CryptoWall Epidemic is Here

A New Version of Cryptolocker is back… THE CRYPTOWALL EPIDEMIC is HERE! What is CryptoWall? Cryptowall is a ransomware Trojan virus similar to Cryptorbit and CyrptoLocker. The virus infects a computer and encrypts crucial files. Users may not be able to access their data which will be hidden once CryptoWall has taken its toll. Cryptowall can affect files including *.doc, *.docx, *.xls, *.ppt, *.psd, *.pdf, *.eps, *.ai, *.cdr, and *.jpg. Who is vulnerable to a CryptoWall? CryptoWall is designed to infect all versions of Windows including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. If you are still using XP, you…

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