There is a nasty piece of ransomware doing the rounds at the moment called Cryptolocker.  It's considered so serious by the National Crime Agency that they have issued an urgent alert because they believe the UK's small and medium businesses are being specifically targeted.


What does Cryptolocker do?

Cryptolocker is a piece of malware that infects your PC. Once your machine becomes infected the malware will scan your computer looking for precious data such as word processor documents, presentations, spreadsheets, graphics, databases, etc. When it finds some it will scramble them by using unbreakable encryption. Once your files have been scrambled there is no way you can unscramble them unless you pay the criminals a ransom of about £500. It's this process of...