As of the writing of this article, at the end of November 2016, ransomware attacks are up 105% year over year. There are so many variants right now that rely on using your own data against you and charge anywhere from $250-$1000 for recovery in the form of bitcoins or other digital currency. Couple this type of attack with phone support scams and the average computer user is in for a lot of challenges.
Here are a few of the infections you need to watch out for:
- Alcatraz Locker
Be careful with your downloads, email attachments, and plugins. If you happen to have been hit by this, let us know. We may be able to help.