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Hello,

We at Five K Technologies strive to provide the best possible support to our customers, and that includes warning you about potential threats to your computer systems and your data.

A new virus called Cryptowall has recently started attacking computers in Yakima.
This virus encrypts data on your PC and server and then holds it for ransom, demanding you pay in a currency called Bitcoins.
It is intelligent and even targets specific program data, like Stampscom.

At this time over 250,000 systems in the United States have been attacked by Cryptowall.

Unfortunately, there are many ways for this virus to infect a system.

It has been passed through spam Emails with attachments or links, drive-by-download attacks from sites infected with exploit kits, and through installations by other malware programs already running on compromised computers.

A drive-by download is a program that is automatically downloaded to your computer without your consent or your knowledge.

Drive-by downloads may happen when visiting a website, viewing an e-mail message or by clicking on a deceptive pop-up window: by clicking on the window in the mistaken belief that, for instance, an error report from the computer's operating system itself is being acknowledged, or that an innocuous advertisement pop-up is being dismissed.

Here are some ways to help protect your systems and data.

  • Perform regular daily backups of your system and data, this is the best protection.
  • Make sure your System Restore function on your computer is enabled.
  • Maintain safe Web surfing habits, do not visit unfamiliar sites or click on advertisements on pages while surfing.
  • Use caution when opening Email, do not open Email from unknown senders especially those with attachments and/or links.
  • If you are opening a browser and it does not open to your usual homepage close it immediately and contact your IT Administrator or Five K Technologies.
  • Do not install free software without first consulting your IT Administrator or Five K Technologies, often the reason software is free is because of what is embedded in loaded with it

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