Security, Cryptolocker, Ransomware, Malware
I believe I opened an attachment that was Malware and might be cryptoware? What can I do?
Cryptolocker/Ransomware scams involve a type of malware that infects computers and
restricts users' access to their files or threatens the permanent
destruction of their information unless a ransom ÃÂis paid. Once Ransomware launches on your machine, it is nearly impossible to access your files.
U of I Box : http://box.illinois.edu/
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive
Microsoft OneDrive: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/
What can you do to avoid this in the future? Be vigilant. Know what 'normal' is like on your computer so if anything goes wrong you'll recognize it sooner. Also, don't click suspicious links or attachments, avoid using email for file sharing.
More detailed info from Microsoft can be found here.