US-CERT Alert: CryptoLocker Ransomware Infections
US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) has released an alert regarding a malicious program called, “CryptoLocker”.
US-CERT is aware of a malware campaign that surfaced in 2013 and is associated with an increasing number of ransomware infections. CryptoLocker is a new variant of ransomware that restricts access to infected computers and demands the victim provide a payment to the attackers in order to decrypt and recover their files. As of this time, the primary means of infection appears to be phishing emails containing malicious attachments.
Please review the full alert at the following link…
Additional information can be found in the CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ by bleepingcomputer.com at the following link…