Error in CryptoDefense ransomware leaves decryption key obtainable

Oleh: admin
April 1, 2014

A malicious software program that will encrypts a person’s files until a ransom is usually paid has a crucial error: it leaves the particular decryption key on the victim’s computer.

Symantec analyzed a program called CryptoDefense, which appeared late last month. It’s one of an extensive family of malware programs that scramble a homeowner’s files until a pricey ransom is paid, a long-running but still profitable scam.

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