Computer Virus Alert

There is a computer virus going around called "CryptoLocker" that can cause lasting and severe damage to the data stored on your networks.

CryptoLocker is a type of ransomware that is injected into your network by a user who clicks on an attachment in a suspicious e-mail. These e-mails often effectively mimic notices from respected firms such as LinkedIn, UPS/FedEx or customer complaint-generated e-mails. Once a user clicks on the e-mail and opens the attachment, the infection is launched.  Because the user’s click is viewed as a “launch attachment” authorization by the computer, currently no commercially available anti-virus software will block installation of this variant.  Once inserted on a computer attached to your network, it will spread itself invisibly throughout your network and begin to encrypt serv