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Ransomware: Trojans Demand Money From Victims

About.com: Antivirus Software, By Mary Landesman

Having your computer infected with a virus or other malicious software is upsetting enough. But having your files literally held hostage is even worse. A ransomware trojan attack infects the system, encrypts the files, and then demands payment from its victims. One of the first to receive wide publicity was the May 2005 discovery of the PGPcoder Trojan.

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