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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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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