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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Cryptolocker Unlocked

Some half a million people were victimized by a criminal ring running a malicious program, called Cryptolocker, which encrypts files on Windows computers and demands a substantial sum be paid in order to regain access to the files. Only about 1.3 percent of the victims are believed to have paid the ransom, but it still netted the group an estimated $3 million. In a stroke of apparent luck, authorities gained access to the gang's database of victims and encryption keys, and they are now offering victims free help unlocking their files. The alleged mastermind of this and at least one other major malware scheme, Russian Evgeniy Bogachev, is currently being sought by the FBI. More...
moniquester
Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 3:18:14 AM

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Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
What is the matter with these people? They're too lazy to get a job, but spend hours scheming about how to get rich quick on other people's backs. If they are caught, I hope they get a good stiff prison sentence as well as a stiff fine, which would repay those from whom they stole information and money.
Bryn Kinnaird
Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:26:07 AM

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Location: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Dirt bags, hope they get what they deserve.
MechPebbles
Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:49:37 AM

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One thing good about this is that the public will begin to view hackers for what they are - criminals. Still, the audacity of demanding payment is shocking.
John J. Gerhardt
Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:48:44 AM
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Location: Lafayette, Colorado, United States
It's a cruel a world out there...who are you going to trust...danged if you do and danged if you don't.
nkelsey
Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 2:51:04 PM
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Good news
excaelis
Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 11:57:33 PM

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A net threepenny opera, in fact.
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