While viruses and malware often lead to security and technical challenges, ransomware like CryptoLocker can also get personal because bad actors use it to extort money from you. Contact us today to get rid of CryptoLocker or bolster your preventive measures.
Protection from a rising threat
CryptoLocker ransomware hijacks your network in return for money. It’s often downloaded unwittingly by a user opening an email attachment. Once in, it locks your system up or encrypts your files. It then demands a ransom payment if you want things restored to normal and your data recovered.
According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice, since 2016, organizations have run into over 4,000 ransomware attacks daily, or about 1.5 million per year. CryptoLocker is no doubt a criminal-level malware. When distributed, it spreads the risk for businesses and users to lose their files, as well as their money by paying the ransom. Specifically, it can hurt productivity and increase IT costs and legal fees.
But there is protection from this danger. Thinktech Advisors has the technology and expertise to help your company guard against CryptoLocker attacks.