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Cryptolocker Ransomware  is the most serious
infection we have had here at the Anglicare villages.
In the last few years, 4 residents have had all their
records locked against access and irretrievable.
It can appear in various forms.
Some examples are:-
The Australian Post Office . It arrives as an email
advising that a package is waiting at the post office for
you inviting you to click on a link to download a pickup
form for you to collect the parcel.
AGL Another recent version appears to come from the
AGL, claiming to be your monthly account.
Banks  It can also come in the form of bank accounts
and other common sources.
If you click on the link, it will load a nasty program
which searches all your personal files, photos,
documents, music etc an then encrypts them with an
unbreakable code.
You then receive an email demanding you pay an
amount, usually around $500, to obtain a key to un
encrypt your data.  Even if you pay there is no way of
knowing if they will send the key, or that it will work.
Help from the Computer Club
While we were are able to disable and remove the
Cryptolocker ransomware,
we cannot recover your data.  
This is a lesson for us all. No matter how
genuine an email appears do not click on a link
without first double checking on the validity via
a direct website.  
Also do not leave a back up drive
If you do, it will also be corrupted.
Any virus can affect it, while connected.

Telstra Scam !!!
Telstra Scam
Clever copy of Telstra logo, text and page.
Never click on those links.