IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers

Malvertising - Ransomware that is installed by clickable ads.

Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.  The usual way one get infected is by open an email with an attachment. But now there is a new way.

Malvertising hits global news sites.

Some site on the internet including the NY Times, the BBC, AOL and a host of other major news and entertainment websites inadvertently ran malicious ads that attempted to hijack the computers of visitors and demand a ransom, according to security researchers Malwarebytes and Trend Micro.

Your best protection is to have a GOOD, Current Backup of your systems. Get and use a backup solution that you trust and then verify that you can restore your data.

About the Author

ChannelPro SMB Magazine

Get an edge on the competition

With each issue packed full of powerful news, reviews, analysis, and advice targeting IT channel professionals, ChannelPro-SMB will help you cultivate your SMB customers and run your business more profitably.