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Warning: Locky Ransomware and How to Protect your Data


In recent we have detected amount of e-mails containing ransomware (virus) Locky.

Ransomware is a virus, which encrypts all your data using a key (password) that only the attacker knows. When a file is encrypted, it contains seemingly random and has to be decrypted before it can be used again. The virus then leaves a message with instructions where to send the money (ransom) to obtain the decryption key. The only way to recover your data is then paying the ransom.

With IBB Office Server or Cloud Server, your data is backed up on daily basis, enabling you to get your data back from the backup without paying the ransom. However, to avoid the process of backup recovery and slowdown of your business, we ask you to be careful when opening files downloaded from the Internet and especially email attachments from unknown senders.

A typical fake invoice with Locky:

We are currently adjusting our spam filters to filter out these messages, while still delivering your usual word and excel documents. For your own safety please Upload All the most important files to IBB Cloud, since all the files can have history feature to recover all your files in case of the attack.