SonicWall Capture Labs are reporting that a new variant of the FILESLOCKER ransomware is actively spreading.
FilesL0cker RAN$OMWARE (aslo known as FilesLocker) is a ransomware that encrypts files on your computer, effectively locking you out. As with all ransomware the cybercriminals will demand a ransom, payable in bitcoin, to allow you access your own files.
This is a new variant of malware that has been around for some time. Sonicwall Capture Labs states that it provides protection against this threat via the following signature
- GAV: FILESLOCKER.RSM (Trojan).
If you want to avoid falling victim to a ransomware attack then you should be extra vigilant when clicking on links or attachments. Most attacks happen because of an action carried out by a user. When in doubt, Don’t Click. If you want to be certain that your files and system are secure then you need a reliable online backup or disaster recovery service.