Cybercrooks developing dangerous new file-encrypting ransomware, researchers warn

The new threat might be even more difficult to remove than CryptoLocker, which plagued users in recent months

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Endpoint Security

Backing up important data regularly is essential to recovering files in case of infection if users are to avoid paying money to cybercriminals. However, backups should not be stored on the same computer or on network shares to which the computer has write access, because the malware could damage the backups as well.

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