Avoid data loss: Veeam Endpoint Backup vs. CryptoLocker
CryptoLocker has been in the news a lot recently. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it is a Trojan Ransomware that’s specifically targeted to computers running the Windows OS (operating system). There are more variants or clones of this specific Trojan around today, and while not related to the original CryptoLocker, they all basically do the same thing. The name, CryptoLocker, is still used for the different variants, even though they are technically all called Ransomware.
These Trojans can encrypt a certain amount of computer files (mostly based on the file type). They then request a ransom (bitcoins) in exchange for the deciphering key. Even when you successfully remove this Trojan, the files will remain encrypted. If you don’t have backups of those files, you risk losing them all. Worse, there are reports of people paying the ransom to get their files back, but still not receiving the deciphering key.
There are even some variants that will also encrypt your backup files and leave you empty-handed in the end.
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