TWO CURRENT THREATS ARE CRYPTOLOCKER & P2PZEUS

Select Legal Systems would like to warn law firms of two serious malware threats currently doing the rounds. Cyptolocker uses strong encryption to make the victim’s files entirely inaccessible until a ransom (1 Bitcoin currently worth approx. £350) has been paid to unlock them. P2PZeuS is a sophisticated banking malware aimed at stealing financial information for criminals who then sell them on underground markets. Select’s advice:

Keep your anti-virus software up to date
Take care when deciding which links to click on – especially when received from unfamiliar sources. Even some of the ‘clean up’ links offered by some sites are malicious – BEWARE!
Educate your staff to make sure they realise the seriousness of these kinds of threats.