I have had several reports of this virus making the rounds lately. The virus is not new, it encrypts your files and then asks you to pay money to get the key. So what can we do?
- Don’t open attachments from people you do not know.
- Don’t download email attachments from people you do not know.
- Do not click on links inside emails from people you do not know.
- Make sure you have a back up of your data.
There is no evidence that that paying the ransom for your key will actually work…you will end up with encrypted files and $400 poorer. If you would like more details on this virus read this article from MakeUseOf here.