The attack, which started on Friday, locked people out of their computers and encrypts their files, demanding they pay up to $300 in bitcoin — a price that doubles after three days — to receive a decryption key or risk losing their important files forever. What’s worse is the malware also behaves like a worm, potentially infecting computers and servers on the same network.
Don’t Open That Google Doc Unless You’re Positive It’s Legit
IF YOU GET a Google Doc link in your inbox today, scrutinize it carefully before you click—even if it looks like it comes from someone you trust. A nasty phishing scam that impersonates a Google Docs request has swept the internet today, including a decent chunk of media companies. You’ve heard “think before you click” a million times, but it really could save you from a whole lot of hassle.