Computer data hostaged for $200

Posted on Tuesday, May 24 2005 @ 20:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Security experts discovered a new type of internet attack. They report of a corporate customer who felt victim to a virus that encrypted all documents, photographs and spreadsheets on his computer.

The attacker left a note with his e-mail address, and demanded $200 to unlock the files. More details at Wired

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