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.