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Cryptolocker Virus Alert!
We are sending this virus alert to warn you about a massive influx of the Cryptolocker virus that is being sent by email and tricks people by announcing that they have a fax waiting for them.
The form of the email changes daily, so you should be especially cautious before opening any email, clicking a link in any email, or opening an attachment.
Please DO NOT open any email that appears suspicious or that you are not expecting.
DO NOT click links in a suspicious email or open attachments.
Doing so may launch a Cryptolocker attack on your computer network.
Here’s a recent example of an email sent to us that appears to be from Dropbox, but is actually a link to the Cryptolocker virus:
Scan date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 08:39:07 -0600
Number of pages: 2
Resolution: 400x400 DPI
You can download your fax message at:
(Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc.)
If activated, the Cryptolocker virus will cause massive damage to your entire network by encrypting ALL of your data. The data cannot be recovered without a complete restore using the most recent backup. If your backup is out-of-date you will lose everything back to the most recent backup.
The Cryptolocker virus is currently able to get past various anti-malware filters. We are currently working with vendors for a fix.
If activated the Cryptolocker virus will typically demand that you pay a ransom in the amount of $500 for a key to decrypt your data. This may work as a last resort, but there’s no guarantee that the criminals will provide a key, or remove the virus itself.
The BrightWire Service Team