It seems like every time I turn around there seems to be another virus that is going to kill me - Zika, SARS, Ebola, Bird Flu, etc. I never worried much about catching any of these. Heck, I can’t hit 3 numbers on a lotto ticket.
But one virus that does concern me is the Ransomware computer viruses - Cryptolocker, CryptoWall, and Locky to name a few. These viruses infiltrate your core data and encrypts it making your data useless. You can no longer open the files and there is no way to unencrypt them. If you are hit with one of these viruses, they are followed up by a message to send money for the encryption key. The amounts vary, anywhere from $300.00 to $10,000.00.
The worst thing you can do is pay the ransom.
Technology Pointe uses multiple layers of defenses to mitigate these and other viruses. Our proactive approach has blocked these attacks time and time again.
But we need your help.
So between our security measures and your due diligence, we can prevent or prevail these threats.