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Cryptolocker

October 24, 2013

I was reading the sysadmin section of reddit.com and found some good information about the Cryptolocker virus.  Thanks to the original posters for this article. There is a lot of valuable information here for any network or system administrator.

The Cryptolocker virus is the latest in personal data encryption viruses. They are also known as ransomware. The virus will encrypt data on your personal computer. If you are part of a network at work it can even jump across any network shares and start encrypting file server data. You will see a window pop up with a timer countdown and a demand for $100 or $300 to be paid via a Moneypak or Bitcoin. If you do not pay within the time frame displayed then the key to unencrypt your data will be deleted and the data will be irretrievable.  This is a nasty one, so make sure you are up to date on your antivirus program definitions.

Original Reddit.com Article

Bleepingcomputer.com Article

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