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ITech Insights – Ransomware: What is it, How to protect against it.

March 16, 2017 Terry Rossi Security
Published on Dec 10, 2013

For us mere mortals a virus or malware is one of the most frustrating and debilitating things that can happen to our computers, while for most IT professionals they're nothing more than just a minor annoyance.  In the past few years however a new threat has come to light that has even the most seasoned of IT pro's quaking in their boots, Ransomware, and in this weeks ITech Insights we're going to tell you all about it, some steps you can take to avoid getting it, and most importantly some ways to protect all that stuff in your digital life that you'd be lost without. CryptoWall gained notoriety after the downfall of the infamous CryptoLocker.  It used to appear under different names such as Cryptorbit, CryptoDefense, CryptoWall 2.0 and CryptoWall 3.0, among others and there are new variants popping up every day!

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