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What are Ransomware Canaries?
Much like the old “Canary in a coal mine” early warning system, Ransomware Canaries achieve much the same goal – An early warning system for potentially malicious activity going on in a network.
The ransomware canaries deployed by CCP are typically going to be Word, Excel and PDF documents. Usually, you will be unable to see them, but depending on your settings they may be visible. If you do accidentally open them, they will contain a link to this page and our company logo, so you know they’re legitimate.
Note: If you come across any strange looking files, before opening them it’s always best to contact us first. We can confirm that they are in fact the canary files for your computer. Altering or deleting these files could have unintended consequences.