October 31, 2013

CryptoLocker Ransomware Takes Your Files Hostage

CryptoLocker Ransomware Takes Your Files Hostage

IT Business Edge, By Sue Marquette Poremba

Ransomware isn’t new. In fact, a little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post that discussed the rise in ransomware and a particular type of malware that the FBI released a warning about.

Ransomware is a malicious program that, when run on your computer, will hold your files or maybe even your entire disk drive hostage until money is paid to unlock it. A new type of ransomware attack now makes past programs look like child’s play. Called CryptoLocker, this particular ransomware Trojan holds your files hostage and if you don’t pay up, your files are gone—likely for good. Read more.

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