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New Ransomware Strain
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* November 06, 2015, 04:13:36 pm
If you have ever been a victim of ransomware, you know the pain of having to make the decision to lose your data or possibly shell out hundreds of dollars for a chance at retrieving it. Those who have been affected by CoinVault and Bitcryptor ransomware can now rest easy as Kaspersky has obtained all relevant decryption keys, making it possible for users to retrieve their data without having to pay a single penny.  Unfortunately, there is another ransomware which is a new strain of the past version, which is now being called CryptoWall 4.0.

Read more details on the latest Ransomware strain " CryptoWall 4.0 " at these links;

http://www.neowin.net/news/cryptowall-40-ransomware-makes-it-increasingly-difficult-to-recover-encrypted-data

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/01/11/ransomware-evolution-another-brick-in-the-cryptowall/?

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/11/06/cryptowall-ransomware-new-strains-demands-money-and-mocks-you/

http://www.zdnet.com/article/cryptowall-ransomware-vaccine-available-for-free-download/

Kaspersky Free Ransomware Remover:  https://noransom.kaspersky.com/

Also see my prior post on Ransomware here; http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1279.0.html


Protect your PC's data using a Backup software & hard-drive, or online/cloud backup service;

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/tp/backup_software.htm

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/backup/tp/free-backup-software.htm

https://mozy.com/us/free

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/software-tools/tp/free-online-backup.htm

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/tp/online_backup_services.htm

http://www.pcworld.com/article/186997/win7_backup.html


Always make sure you perform Microsoft Updates! See report here (PDF download); http://dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/microsoft/DTL_2014_Updates_MS.1.1a.pdf

To really beef up your PC security, consider a VPN.  See my post here on why you need one; http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1291.msg1841

Make sure your Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus Software is up to date - See reviews for 2015 here;  http://dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/2015/DTL_2015_AR.pdf

http://dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/2015/
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