Beware: a new wave of Cryptolocker attacks is targeting Australians
Cryptolocker encrypts files on your computer so that until you “pay up” you will never be able to open them again. Pay, and your files are decrypted – or not- there have been cases where victims have paid but their files remained locked.
Buy 2 portable (USB, doesn’t need mains power), external hard drives. Copy & paste your important files into a folder you create with the date as the name to both drives. Keep these two back-ups unplugged unless you’re using them. Done. End of issue.
Cryptolocker demands a ransom of $450- $1000. Be very suspicious of anything landing in your email.
Cryptolocker occasionally arrives as a zipfile that “mimicks the name of a courier firm.”
Be safe by being proactive. Get your drives & back-up!