Beware of a new virus

October 26, 2017   //   No Comments

You may have seen on the BBC and other news pages a recent release of a new harmful virus called ‘Bad Rabbit’. Originally only reported in Russia & Ukraine, we have been informed by our IT consultant that a number of their customers have raised issues that their users have been targeted in the last 24 hours.

Launched through a bogus Adobe Flash update, the virus is undetected by the majority of anti-virus programs and therefore easy to catch people out.  If a user downloads the virus, it will encrypt user files and demand a ransom to be paid to release the data.

We wanted to make you aware as quickly as possible so that you can advise your end users to be extra vigilant if prompted to do an Adobe update.  The BBC article can be found here.

 

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