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Alan Crowetz interviewed on deadly risks posed by new computer virus
Alan Crowetz, CEO of InfoStream, Inc. interviewed by Jenn Strathman for Ch 5 news on the risks posed by a particularly virulent and malicious virus currently hitting businesses.
By: InfoStream Inc
Mr Crowetz explained how CryptoLocker is spread through phony emails designed to look like they’re from legitimate businesses and fake FedEx and UPS tracking notifications. Once opened, CryptoLocker installs itself in the “Documents and Settings” folder, scans the hard drive and encrypts your files. Then CryptoLocker launches a pop-up window with the 100-hour countdown and provides details on how to pay the ransom. He went on to say that Email attacks are fairly easy to avoid: take extreme care with attachments you weren’t expecting (even if from people you know), or from people you don’t know well.
"You can't be too paranoid. You need backups on your backups, and redundancy, you can't have enough of it, and many people don't," warns InfoStream's Alan Crowetz. Read the full story and watch the video here: http://www.wptv.com/
Mr Crowetz has provided a tool on his IT Consultancy website. This tool is absolutely free to download. It is not an anti-virus, but will block this latest attack on computer systems: http://www.infostream.cc
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