What is Ransomware?


What is Ransomware?

Ransomware programs were released in the beginning 2013 that targets all versions of Windows computers, and most recently Apple Mac computers. These ransomwares will encrypt files using a strong encryption that is almost impossible to crack. When it has finished encrypting your files, it will display a Ransomware payment program that prompts you to send a ransom payment in order to decrypt the files.
If the payment is not made in time, access to all of the files will be lost. The only good way to recover from a Ransomware attack is by restoring from a backup (if you have one, and hopefully it’s recent).

How do you become infected with Ransomware

This infection is typically spread through emails sent to company email addresses that pretend to from Fedex, UPS, DHS, or even invoices. These emails traditionally contain a zip file that when opened will infect the computer. These zip files contain executables that are disguised as PDF files , office files or any sort of document that can use macros. The ransomware infection can also spread and wreak havoc on your network if not stopped.

How to prevent infection

Do not open emails from unknown senders. If you see anything suspicious, feel free to forward the email to SUPPORT@FULTONMAY.COM, or you can call us at 312-207-2200 to speak with a security engineer and how we can help.

PLEASE REMEMBER VIRUS PROTECTION IS NOT PERFECT AGAINST THESE THREATS. THE BEST DEFENSE IS USING YOUR GOOD JUDGEMENT WHEN THESE MESSAGES DO ARRIVE IN YOUR EMAIL