Committeeman Langert told TLS exclusively one of his employees opened an unassuming email on her computer, only to find out it was the Cryptolocker Ransomware. The Ransomware locked up the files, making them unusable, and threatened to delete them if the proper ransom isn’t paid by a specific time. The Cryptolocker nightmare begins as an email from what appears to be a reputable source such as Hewlett Packard or Xerox, with an attachment. The email is actually spoofed and once the attachment is opened it will infect the user’s computer with the malware.
Langert says Cryptolocker required him to pay $400 in ransom to get his files back before the ‘key’ to retrieve them is destroyed. Though he had his files properly backed up, Langert says, “we decided to pay the terrorists.” But the Committeeman hopes others can avoid this dreadful experience. - See more at: http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2014/04/committeeman-langert-warns-of-cryptolocker-after-falling-victim.html#sthash.RyrPKiK1.dpuf