Why we Block EXE and ZIP Email Attachments

Below is a link to a news story about a police department that was hit with a ransomware virus. This type of virus encrypts your drives and gives you the option to pay a "ransom" by bitcoin to get your data back. It doesn't say how long their systems were down, but I'm sure it had a major impact on their system.

 

This is why we block zip and exe attachments at the spam filter.

 

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2015/04/10/police-departments-hit-by-ransomware-virus/25593777/

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