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CTB-Locker Ransomware for WordPress

I Love WordPress, but KEEP IT UPDATED!

There is an new strain of ransomware hitting the streets which is encrypting WordPress websites in exchange for a Bitcoin payment.
The CTB-Locker is designed specifically to target WordPress websites, encrypt their contents and demand a .4 bitcoin ransom to get the decryption key.  ($233.00 CAD)
So far most of the affected websites have had out of date versions of WordPress and Plugins.
The moral of this story is keep your site updated and clean.
We offer a monthly WordPress maintenance package that will take care of updates, back-ups and WordPress Security.