This is the shittiest virus out there.  Maybe the "GameOver" virus tops it in revenue via thievery BUT CryptoLocker and its variants beat it in the "F U" category.  The two of them together...It's like a thief that breaks into your home, steals all your money and jewels, then... also steals the remote for the TV.  WTF right?

These past months have been especially bad with Cryptoshit.  Still delivered via email, but now with a nice, safe link to Dropbox, all for the wide-eyed, click happy, "Finally my fax has arrived!" email pros; to bring doom for selves and those LAN'd up.  You know really sucks about the virus...it encrypts files.  laughter here  Local data and mapped drives...they're both screwed.

There's ton of shit out there to prevent this ex-girlfriend of a virus, but nothing yet to undo the damage...unless you pay the ransom.  I admit, I have come close to paying, mainly because $300 is worth it to get my time back.  In the end, can you really pay it without being shunned by fellow IT-ians?

Below I gathered my favorite links for helping cope with CryptoLocker.  Of course, new news is released hourly, so...if I see something new, i'll try to remember to add it here.  Otherwise, BING yourself.

 Gameover News

Malwarebytes on CryptoLocker

CryptoLocker Info

 Prevention Kit Download

CryptoDefense Info