I’m always watching the boards and blogs for news about new security threats. Today, I read about CryptXXX and it is really scary. This ransomeware is transmitted by drive-by-download but look for phishing scams soon.
Here are the highlights: CryptXXX infects your computer, steals information (potentially BitCoins too), and starts doing industrial strength encryption of your local files AND mounted network shares.
- Have backups and don’t keep them mounted all the time. It would suck to have both your machine and the backups encrypted by ransomware.
- Keep everything patched. Disable Flash if you can stand it.
- Use an ad blocker to prevent infection from Malvertisting.
See more about CryptXXX here: