A New Strain of Ransomware

June 15th, 2008

Computer SecurityRansomware is malicious software that encrypts your computer files, say via a virus, and then demands you pay money to get them unencrypted. There’s a new strain of a virus that’s doing this, and it’s in the wild. Fortunately the encryption key is only 1024 bits, which means it’s susceptible to a brute-force algorithm (see a related Chad’s News article).

Link: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/…
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