Latest update on Cryptolocker
Cryptolocker is a very nasty virus/ransomware that encrypts your files on your computer and any mapped network drive and then demands money for them to decrypt your files. You can see my other blog post on protecting yourself from Cryptolocker.
I got this information from another IT professional as he received the email and when testing it in a safe environment found it to be the cryptolocker virus.
The details of the email are:
From: HSBC Bank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Attachment name: BANK TT COPY (2).rar
With the email body saying:
Sequal to the payment instruction issued by our client; the attached is the swift copy of your payment
Kindly open the attached file for the payment detail
Mrs Tejendra SOMANI, Director
8 Canada Sq
Canary Warf, London, United Kindom
IF you get this email let HSBC know by forwarding the email to email@example.com as per their instructions on their website