Virus Warning: CryptoWall
To our valued clients and colleagues:
We are seeing a nasty mutation of the CryptoLocker virus called CryptoWall.
This virus is a form of a Trojan horse and is considered “ransomware." This means that the hacker will install malware onto your computer and will want to exact some type of payment from you in order to set your data free. In this virus, your Word, Excel, PDF, Photo and other files can become encrypted or corrupt and despite the removal of the virus itself, the files may be virtually impossible to decode. In addition, anti-virus software does not typically "see" this as a threat since the virus behaves much like a user would.