Troldesh Ransomware

There is a Ransomware Infection (Ransom.Troldesh, aka Shade) currently being spread by malicious email attachments, usually zip files, presented to the receiver as something "to be opened quickly". If clicked on, your PC will immediately be encrypted and a ransom note will pop up on your desktop.

As the sender in Troldesh emails is commonly ‘spoofed’ (sender pretending to be someone else), we can surmise that the those behind this campaign are ‘phishing’, (fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity) hoping to pull the wool over users’ eyes in order to get them to open the attachment.

Most of you are blocked from receiving .zip attachments, but those who aren’t be extra careful when opening zip files.

Always double-check any email and if you’re not sure of any attachment or link, please contact us via (08) 8410 9667 or our contact form.

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