CryptoLocker Preventative Measures

If you haven’t heard of CryptoLocker, it is a form of Ransomware which basically means locking down your files in an attempt to get you (the victim) to pay a sum of money to get access to those locked files.

CryptoLocker isn’t the first of its kind and nor will it be the last. It is just another one out of the thousands out there, except this one has been more cleverly engineered to infect more machines and thus gain more media attention.

Below is some advice to take in a corporate environment – this advice is purely my own and is not meant to be some extensive ‘go-to’ for all your sys admin problems when dealing with these issues 🙂