Beware!!!! Crypto Hitting Hard

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It has been a cold wet winter so far in Colorado and nationally, but snow isn’t the only thing hitting hard right now.  This past week Platte River has seen 3 Crypto infections.  Crypto Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that infects a computer and restricts access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it.  “I cannot stress enough to the importance of good, regular backups and up-to-date AV”, says Elon Grad, Platte’s IOC Support Manager.  The newest version of Crypto even detects and deletes Shadow Copy files.  In November 2015 the developers of CryptoWall released a new version that is now called CryptoWall 4.0.  We found this post on “Bleepingcomputer.com” that offers an Informational Guide and FAQ to help you better understand the virus and what to do should your computer become infected:  READ HERE

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