CryptoLocker: What is it? And how do you protect against it?.

The NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit has warned that online criminals have launched a major internet attack designed to hold victims’ computer data hostage, and demand a ransom of hundreds of pounds be paid.

The cybercops’ alert warns that the CyberLocker ransomware – which encrypts computer files and demands a ransom be paid for the decryption key – has been distributed via spammed-out emails claiming to come from banks and financial institutions.