We had a virus attack last month and lost a significant amount of data. Our simultaneous backup drive infected too but thanks to our manual back-up we saved all necessary files. We want to thank our clients for their understanding and support while we had a hard time creating some our art files from scratch and meet the deadlines. Thank You so Much!
TeslaCrypt and Alpha Crypt are file-encrypting software targets all version of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10. This probably why "You can not do it with a Mac!" advertisings driving me crazy lately. I DON'T WANT TO DO IT WITHOUT A MAC!
When your computer infected, TeslaCrypt or Alpha Crypt will scan your computer for data files and encrypt them, so you can not open any data file on your computer. Once the infection has encrypted the data files on your computer, you will have an instruction file added to each folder explaining how to get your files back. The ransom cost starts around $10000 and is payable via bitcoins because they don't want you to trace them. It is robbery. It is not deceiving, con, etc., but robbery.
The worst thing about this is you can not rescue infected file. Even if you pay the requested amount of money, there is no guarantee that data is recoverable. If you have no backup, you can say goodbye to the precious photos of your children or a project you worked for months. The only way to prevent this is manual backup. They spread all drives and simultaneous backup can not save you because infection spreads through backup drive as well.
Please back up your files periodically and use an up-to-date virus software to prevent this happening to you.