Ransomware Security Threat Update – Cryptowall 4.0

Further to our security update earlier in the year about the Cryptowall 3.0 malware threat we thought it would be important to make you aware of the new Cryptowall 4.0 security threat.

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Security Update: Malware CryptoWall 3.0

As a business we’re sure you take security seriously like we do, so we wanted to make you aware of an ongoing security threat.

There has been a return, after a few months, of the CryptoWall file-encrypting ransomware program.  Attackers have started distributing the new version – CryptoWall 3.0 which encrypts files on your PC then directs you to a website with instructions on how to unlock the files in exchange for a “ransom” payment. All versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 8 are its targets. Continue reading

Tip of the Spam Berg

At our daily RMS team meeting we were discussing the audacity and accuracy of a recent but small surge of well-crafted spoofed emails popping into our inboxes, there was a collective cry “let’s check our Blocked Email & SPAM activity”. On the whole SPAM (Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) or Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE) has steadily been an increasing nuisance now for a number of years…..but the figures really do put the volumes into perspective!

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