CryptoLocker Unlocked

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We sure hope you have not had a chance to deal with the misery caused by the CryptoLocker. Just imagine a situation when someone gets your precious things, puts them in a room, locks them, and then asks you to pay a ransom in an exchange for a key. Are you terrified enough?

This is exactly what happens to your files once the CryptoLocker gets its cyber hands on them. If you want them back, there is no other option than to pay money for a virtual key in order to free your precious files. Finally, someone has found a way to end your troubles with the merciless CryptoLocker.

For what is worth, the busy little bees from the Fox IT and Fire Eye give you a chance to upload your trapped files for free and release them with a proper key. Unfortunately, this option is only available for the certain versions of the KryptoLocker. Despite this flaw, we should treat one as the good news.

It comes without saying that in this case, it all comes down to the proper prevention IT security work. Better to lock your sensitive by yourself than to wait and hope someone else will not do it for you with dishonest intentions. Do not waste your time blinking, it is the right moment for some serious IT thinking.

The Next Chapter: The Public Cyber-health

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There is nothing wrong with this picture. If we have cyber illnesses, we should have the cyber-health section opened, as well. As a matter of fact, this should be our next chapter and priority. We were able to eliminate so many dangerous diseases for good. Why should malware and Trojans be an exception in the parallel cyber universe?

This is how the US Department of Justice has decided to eradicate GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker. We are talking about the massive, unprecedented action, which included hundreds of thousands of infected computers. The government seemed pretty much determined to demonstrate its ability to challenge any kind of IT security threat.

These types of analogies are not only the eye-catching figures of speech. We do not need additional chapters for the believe it or not magazine section. It is not a joke to introduce a Ministry of Cyber-Health. Maybe we will not be able to save lives, but we will certainly prevent some serious damages from occurring in the very first place.

Prevention should be our priority in both public and cyber-health. You know how they say, don’t you? Prevention is the best possible medicine you can take. The sooner we examine the seriousness of cyber-illnesses for our cyber-health, the quicker we will be able to successfully eliminate all IT security threats. It is about time we use some extremely effective IT Penicillin.