New Malware Encrypts Your Files For Ransom


I just learned about a new RansomWare package that is going around called CryptoLocker.  This piece of malware, once installed on a system, will immediately begin to encrypt all of the personal files using a high-level encryption algorithm and a private key needed for decryption.  The private key, according to the software, is stored on a private server somewhere.  The only way to obtain your private decryption key and get your data back is to pay a $300 ransom within 72 hours.  There is a countdown on the left side of the window.  After 72 hours, your private key is destroyed from the server. There is also a warning not to tamper with or remove the software as your key will be immediately destroyed.

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