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Author Topic: [2015-11-03] Two bitcoin ransomware strains are taken down by Dutch authorities  (Read 230 times)
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November 03, 2015, 12:13:05 PM
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http://themerkle.com/news/two-bitcoin-ransomware-strains-are-taken-down-by-dutch-authorities/

Recent reports indicate that two ransomware platforms known by the names of CoinVault and BitCryptor have been taken down. The heroes of the show were Dutch law enforcement agencies alongside with a private Russian cybersecurity firm.

For those who are not yet aware, ransomware is an interesting type of attack which locks down users’ computers, and demands ransoms, often paid in bitcoin in order to allow the victims to access their files freely once again. The two authors who have developed the platforms were arrested, after being tracked down by Dutch Police, and the Kaspersky cybersecurity firm.
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November 03, 2015, 01:53:49 PM
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Well even if are two is still a great news, anyway now what could happen if one of those ransomware boots into the victim pc now that the platforms are offline? Maybe will only return an error message and nothing else?

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