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Cryptowall – A new threat for 2017

CryptoWall 4.0 hitting Southwest Florida hardWhile we’ve been hard at work servicing the IT needs of Southwest Florida (and redesigning the website), hackers have been hard at work. Around mid December, a new threat was released that’s been creating havoc for anyone who catches it. This piece of malware is called CryptoWall 4.0. It’s the newest update to a particularly nasty trojan — a class of malware that convinces the user to download and run it. CryptoWall is part of [...]

WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack Screenshot - Computers That Werk

Keeping Up with the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Video Courtesy of C|Net What is WannaCry?  WannaCry is classified as ransomware. Ransomware is a type of hacking attack known for holding user’s computers hostage until some ransom has been met. The ransom usually asks for Bitcoin, a type of currency that is untraceable.   How does WannaCry ransomware work? Upon infecting a computer, it encrypts all the data on a computer. This locks the computer down. The attack then posts a screen demanding you pay to regain access to your files. According to CNet’s [...]