Trustwave, a respected cyber-security firm has announced on its SpiderLab blog that it has detected upwards of 4 million SPAM emails in the last 7 days. These emails carry an infected attachment that when clicked, will download the Locky Ransomware virus.
The emails attempt to trick victims into opening attachments to supposedly view invoices. Once the target complies, the Locky virus is downloaded onto the PC, encrypting all files.
If you should receive an email from anyone that you do not know, DO NOT under any circumstances open attachments or click on links. Just delete it and make sure you also delete the email from your program’s “Deleted Folder” to avoid opening it in the future by mistake.
Joseph Imperato Sr. is the Managing Partner for XSolutions Consulting Services, a Managed Services Provider (MSP) delivering Computer Support, Business Continuity, Cloud Services, and IT Consulting to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut businesses. Call us at (845) 362-9675 and see how we can help your company.