Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware

    Date18 Sep 2014
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The developers of a type of malicious software that encrypts a computer's files and demands a ransom have fixed an error security experts said allowed files to be recovered without paying. The malware, called TorrentLocker, popped up last month, targeting users in Australia, according to iSight Partners, a security consultancy. It now appears to be also geo-targeting victims in the U.K.
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