Keeping our promise to keep YOU in the know, here is an update on the latest cyber threat we've seen resurface.  We urge you to review your current data back up strategies and consider a proactive approach to protecting your business from this and other cyber threats.

Just in time for the holidays, the latest version of CryptoWall has begun circulating the net.

This version has new features including a redesigned ransom note, new filenames and now encrypts a file's name in addition to the data.  The filename encryption is the most significant change in this version and makes it more difficult to know what files need to be recovered.  Another major change is the redesign of the HTML ransom notes.

CryptoWall continues to use the same email distribution methods and pretends to be a resume inside a zipped email attachment.  Be wary of any attachment or file that you are not expecting, and when in doubt, call to confirm before opening.  

If you do find that you have inadvertently downloaded CryptoWall the best way to recover your data is from your own back up.  Make sure you have it in place today!