SonicWall Capture Labs are reporting that a new variant of the FILESLOCKER ransomware is actively spreading. 

Filelocker

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 vi the follwing 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. If you want to be certain that your files and system are secure then you need a reliable online backup or disaster recovery service.

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