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Customer Information Notice – New Ransomware Warning – Fantom 12/09/16

Ransomeware WarningA new form of ransomware, Fantom has been found.

What makes it particularly dangerous is that when it launches it poses as the Windows Update Screen. A user can easily be tricked into believing that Windows is updating itself, when in reality, this particular ransomware is actually encrypting files in the background.

So at a time when patching is being heavily publicised by security experts, IT service providers and government departments as being critical to keeping IT systems secure, Fantom has the potential to being able to dupe people into allowing it to run.

Vysiion’s partner Veeam has provided some guidance to staying safe from this particular ransomware here.

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