Alert issued for the latest ransomware threat

A number of hospitals in the US, Canada and New Zealand have recently fallen victims by the latest “ransomware” threat.

“According to security firm Bitdefender – which has extended its tool for protecting against Cryptowall to include the CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt families of ransomware – 50% of internet users are unaware of malware that locks up data.”

If you use any computer system, always ensure you’ve backed up your data and have an active anti-virus and anti-malware program in place.

US and Canada issue joint alert on ransomware