Cryptolocker Unlocked

Cryptolocker Unlocked

Some half a million people were victimized by a criminal ring running a malicious program, called Cryptolocker, which encrypts files on Windows computers and demands a substantial sum be paid in order to regain access to the files. Only about 1.3 percent of the victims are believed to have paid the ransom, but it still netted the group an estimated $3 million. In a stroke of apparent luck, authorities gained access to the gang’s database of victims and encryption keys, and they are now offering victims free help unlocking their files. The alleged mastermind of this and at least one other major malware scheme, Russian Evgeniy Bogachev, is currently being sought by the FBI. More… Discuss

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