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Author Topic: 2013-10-17 VentureBeat: Malware holds your encrypted data ransom for Bitcoins  (Read 801 times)
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October 17, 2013, 10:03:12 PM
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http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/17/cryptolocker-bitcoin/

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October 17, 2013, 10:05:38 PM
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The inventors of that malware are quite business savvy, in a thoroughly evil way.

$300 is a price that most people will pay to get their data back.
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October 19, 2013, 09:05:10 AM
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they should have shown the bitcoin address in the screen shot, then we could trace it, duh!

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October 19, 2013, 07:01:06 PM
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The inventors of that malware are quite business savvy, in a thoroughly evil way.

$300 is a price that most people will pay to get their data back.

Well, you can trace a MoneyPak redemption, so they can't be that smart.

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October 19, 2013, 07:19:26 PM
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BTW , luckily this doesnt affect VSS ... so if you have any recent volume snapshots, which windows makes periodically, all ur files are safely in there, not encrypted =)

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