Rise in Ransomware Attacks

by | Aug 3, 2016 | Security

ransomware-dollarsThere has been a significant increase in activity by a malicious ransomware software called Troldesh.

We have recognized that systems that are not actively managed or have no system access management policies are exceptionally susceptible to the current version of ransomware.

What Is Ransomware and Troldesh?

Troldesh is a form of malicious software called ransomware. If infected, your data, and often every fileshare on your network is encrypted and you will be asked to pay a “ransom” to get a key to access your information. Resolving ransomware issues is possible, but ransomware infections remain a significant expense and a huge productivity drain for business.

Now is the time to make sure you have good network security and good security practices in place to limit your exposure to these attacks.

What Is a Sign of Troldesh Infection?

If you notice files with a .XTBL extension on the end, these files are the first clue that a computer or server on your network has been infected by Troldesh. Contact us immediately if you suspect you are infected.

How Can You Be Safe and Prepared?

Prevention is the best medicine! Please advise your staff to be wary of unsolicited emails, attachments from unknown senders, and other unusual activity.

Well-educated computer users in your organization are often the best defense against these malicious attacks.

We’re Here to Help

We have built a strong competency in security, which we believe is one of the cornerstones of a solid IT environment. We offer a full portfolio of security solutions to meet the demands of our clients in many industries. If you need to contact us or have questions, please contact us at (503) 222-3086.