We recommend to following the following steps to Prevent ransomware hacking on your site:
- Backup, backup, backup!
- If you do not know who sent it, do not open the attachment.
- The attachment is not opened until you confirm that the person actually sent it to you.
- Enable the display of the file extension.If the attachment ends in .js, .vbs, .exe, .scr, or .bat, do not open them for any reason.
- Use Accessories such as VirusTotal to scan attachments.
- Make sure all Windows updates are installed Also make sure you update all programs, especially Java, Flash and Adobe Reader. Older programs contain security holes commonly exploited by malware distributors. Therefore, it is very important to keep updating.
- Make sure you are using some kind of security software installed with behavior detection or white list technology. Whitelisting can be a painstaking training, but if you are willing to stock it, you can get the maximum return.
- Use a long and non-word password and do not reuse the same password at multiple sites.
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Security experts spotted a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that uses a different extension (.FILE) and a new set of contact emails. Security experts from BleepingComputer discovered a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that uses a different extension (.FILE) to append to the file names of the encrypted files and uses new contact emails. Engaging post, Read More…
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