RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's how an attack from the Cryptolocker virus unfolds: when you attempt to access your business computer network, you instead find yourself locked out and all files strongly encrypted. Next, a threatening message arrives, and a faceless entity demands a ransom before lifting the encryption. It's a nightmare scenario, but one that Petronella Technology Group knows how to stop dead in its tracks. More information on this critical threat, including a free e-book, can be found here: http://www.petronellacomputer.com/cryptolocker/.
Petronella's new Managed Security Solution is guaranteed to protect clients from every potential threat, including the Cryptolocker virus. Founder Craig Petronella explains that after three customers were subjected to this attack, the company worked with the FBI to develop an ironclad defense against ransomware. If, in the unlikely event that a customer does report a ransomware infection, Petronella will clean the system and pay any associated ransom for free.
Based on reports compiled by antivirus titan McAfee, ransomware attacks have increased dramatically in the last 18 months. Overseas fraudsters and terrorists conduct these attacks with almost no fear of repercussions; anonymous payment gateways allow them to collect ransoms undetected. The Cryptolocker virus, like all ransomware, works by restricting access to a computer system, including business-critical files.
The truly insidious aspect of the Cryptolocker virus is that most antivirus software is powerless to stop it, creating a false sense of security among those unaware of this new threat. Taken together, ransomware attacks have already extracted millions of dollars from victims around the world. Petronella Technology Group has now restacked the deck in the good guys' favor.
In addition to security, Petronella provides a broad spectrum of IT services, including cloud and hosted solutions, data center and virtualization, network infrastructure, and telephone systems.
Small businesses in the Raleigh-Durham area, part of North Carolina's Research Triangle, have honored the company with rave reviews and plenty of repeat business. Petronella has earned strong customer loyalty thanks to its 4-minute response time guarantee.
Moving forward, Petronella will continue to monitor developments in the IT security ecosystem, including new iterations of ransomware like the Cryptolocker virus. Business clients can rest assured that the company's team of IT professionals can develop powerful solutions to any kind of threat.
About Petronella Technology Group, Inc.
Founded in 2002, our mission is to provide proactive, world-class managed IT Support Services to small businesses in the Raleigh area at an affordable, fixed monthly rate. By allowing us to manage all aspects of IT, we are able to prevent problems before they cause you downtime.
The vision of Petronella Technology Group is to provide these same reliable and affordable IT Support and services to businesses globally.
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