It seems like there’s always a new virus going around, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated than ever before; creating new viruses, or variants of old viruses, to trick people into giving them their sensitive information. In the past few weeks, we’ve noticed a new virus spreading rapidly through email – and you or one of your staff members might be the next unsuspecting victim!
The virus, known as “the Battdil.I Trojan” arrives via email as a zip file; and once the zip file is opened, there’s an .SCR or .EXE file inside that serves as the dropper for the actual virus. Essentially, the virus hijacks Outlook and spreads itself to everyone in your address book – wreaking havoc on all of your friends, family, and colleagues.
Once your system is infected with the virus, the cybercriminals behind the virus are able to:
So how do you protect yourself against this dangerous virus? Well, here’s a few tips to help you stay safe:
Interested in learning more about the latest virus that’s spreading through email? Give us a call at (604) 986-8170 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Compunet InfoTech is happy to help you stay safe while communicating via email or browsing the web.
Author: Joe Martin, Date: 2014-12-05