25 May 2005

Have you backed up recently?

There's a new PC threat out there. This thing goes onto your PC, looks around for, say, all of your Microsoft Office documents, and then encrypts them. leaving only the encrypted version on your disk. You then get an e-mail asking for payment to get them decrypted.

It's an interesting approach. They're targeting individuals, who are less likely to have their stuff backed up, and asking for smallish amounts of money.

Yet another reason I love my Mac.