Data encryption adds twist to ransomware

    Date31 Jan 2013
    CategoryCryptography
    2972
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A new version of the well-known police ransomware takes the unusual step of encrypting files on the infected PC, so the malware cannot be easily removed. The ransomware warns victims that they have committed a crime, such as downloading pirated software, and their computers will remain locked until a fine is paid. The warning is dressed up to look like it's from the FBI or other law enforcement agency.
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