In the past few weeks, it appears that Australia has been more of a target for malware and scam activity. The South Australian Police have put out an alert about a scam called Ransomware, which penetrates networks with weak passwords and encrypts data, holding the owners to ransom for a sum of money – usually $4,000 or more. Read more about this article here - http://www.sapolicenews.com.au/more-news/11492-police-issue-alert-about-ransomware.html
Also read what you can do about this in my previous blogs:
This is a global epidemic. Don’t just assume that your anti-virus program will detect and block all the threats. Be careful, stay safe, and have a restful and peaceful Christmas and New Year!