New Malware Permanently Locks Your Files… Unless You Pay Ransom

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There is a new malicious software program infecting computers around the world named CryptoLocker. This malware encrypts the victim’s personal files and demands a payment in order to unlock them. 

According to Sophos, the worldwide digital security company, it’s been hitting pretty hard for the past six weeks or so.

“It systematically hunts down every one of your personal files – documents, databases, spreadsheets, photos, videos and music collections – and encrypts them with military-grade encryption and only the crooks can open it,” said Chester Wisniewski, a senior security advisor at Sophos.

The original article can be found by visiting the following link:

http://www.today.com/money/nasty-new-malware-locks-your-files-forever-unless-you-pay-8C11511655

Brett Mabrie, CISSP

VP of Education, (ISC)2 Aberdeen Chapter

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