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New ransomware encrypts files, demands $100 for decryption
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct 2009, 20:24    Post subject:  New ransomware encrypts files, demands $100 for decryption  

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4748&tag=nl.e539
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With the ever-decreasing price for do-it-yourself SMS ransomware building tools within the underground marketplace (average price is between $15 and $30), new market entrants will inevitably prompt the vendors of these releases to “innovate” and introduce new features in an attempt to compete with one another.
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct 2009, 22:38    Post subject:  

It is about time we had a better class of extortionist.

Why don't they encrypt files that contain keywords
that have no benefits to humanity

eg. Paris Hil***
and ask for money to keep them encrypted

Just a thought Embarassed

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Nov 2009, 01:32    Post subject:  

And a good thought it is!
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