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CryptoWall surpasses Cryptolocker infection rates

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With Cryptolocker seemingly out of commission, its less well-known twin CryptoWall has stepped out of the shadows and thrived, in a roughly five-month period infecting 625,000 victims worldwide, encrypting 5.25 billion files, collecting more than $1.1 million in ransoms and effectively surpassing its more famous sibling in infection rates, according to a… Read more »

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CryptoLocker holds users to ransom for their personal files

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A ransomware device named CryptoLocker encrypts users personal files and demands money for them to be unlocked. Whilst ransomware is not a new tactic in the cyber criminal world is has seen a stark resurgence in recent weeks. What’s more, while you will no longer be able open, read or… Read more »

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