|11/01/2013||12:35 PM|| Virus/Malware Advisory
Below is an important advisory and recommendations from CUNY CIS about the CryptoLocker malware that’s currently doing the rounds on the Internet:
CUNY CIS CYBER ALERT
Date Issued: 10/30/2013
CIS has received multiple reports about the CryptoLocker malware. CryptoLocker is ransomware that seeks out and encrypts documents on the infected machine and any connected shares or drives. The encrypted files are held ransom for a fee. If the fee is not paid within a specific timeframe, typically seventy-two hours, the encrypted files will be deleted. Decryption is only feasibly possible given the purchase of the key. However, open source intelligence suggests paying the fee does not always result in the restoration of files.
Below is a screenshot of what it looks like once your computer is infected with this ransomware:
We recommend the following actions be taken:
If you believe that your computer may have been already infected please notify the IT Helpdesk immediately.
The Information Technology Department
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