New Ransomware Warning: LEAKERLOCKER

Ransomware has become a hot topic for all the wrong reasons since the global infections of “WannaCry” and “Petya”.

A new type of malware that now threatens users by sending their private pictures, messages and internet browsing history to their friends has come to light.

This new strain that adds to the ever-growing problem of ransomware is known as LeakerLocker.

So how does one contract LeakerLocker?

LeakerLocker is spread through the download of applications from the likes of Google Play, with the possibility of infecting platforms such as phones, desktops, laptops and tablets.

What risk does it pose?

Should your company fall prey to this ransomware, you could be held hostage to a large amount payable, lose vast amounts of data and have private and confidential information strewn across the web.

These are just some of the risks posed, however there are measures you can take to ensure you don’t fall prey to this current strain.

What should you do to avoid being the next target of LeackerLocker?

  1. Use strong proactive security software
  2. Back up your data regularly
  3. Make sure your backups are secure, i.e. keep an offsite backup that is not on your network and uses encrypted backup data
  4. Consider an advanced Ransomware protection solution
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