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Latest Security Threats at GHC
It’s likely many of you have read about a new piece of ransomware called CryptoLocker. In short, CryptoLocker is malware that encrypts data on your machine and then holds that data “hostage”, requiring you to pay money within a certain time period to decrypt the data. The encryption algorithms used are high-grade (RSA-2048 and AES-256), and without the private key held by the malicious actors it is not possible to decrypt the data. The malware is spreading quickly, and the primary method of propagation appears to be via phishing campaigns. In particular, we ask that you be on the lookout for any emails you may receive containing the following subject lines:
These emails contain malicious attachments that install the malware on to your computer. Do NOT open any emails with these, or similar, subjects unless you are certain of their origin and content.
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Page last updated: May 3, 2012