The ever-evolving threat of ransomware continues

Bad guys have found a new way to trick people into infecting their PC with ransomware. This time it looks like a Sprint / Verizon / Charter / etc. (it could claim to be from any phone service really) email that tells you about a voice mail that was left for you, and wants you to play the voice mail.

The email has a .zip attachment that supposedly has the voice mail message in a .wav file. However, if you unzip the file, the ransomware will encrypt all the files on your computer and possibly all files on the network if you have access. You only get your files back if you pay around 500 dollars.

Do not click on links in “voice mail” emails from someone you do not know, and certainly do not open any attachments!

Remember, Think Before You Click!

 

For more information on how to keep yourself or your organization safe, or if you’d like a threat evaluation, contact POCC today.