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    way2hacker
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    Cryptography

    #51720

    812teck
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    .? something is missing!

    #51730

    Paul Rouk
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    Ransomware is one of the more annoying threats which are currently popular. For the last few years there have been programs which will encrypt your documents folder if you are unfortunate enough to become infected. They then demand that a payment be made in the hopes that a key will be sent which can unlock your files.

    Just recently I read an article about a new type of ransomware which isn’t happy with just encrypting your documents. Instead, it forces a system crash and reboot at which point it will encrypt your entire hard drive!

    Fortunately, simply keeping your operating system and applications up-to-date with the latest security patches will prevent most of these programs from installing, but the most important protection is simply keeping your files backed up somewhere other than your computer’s hard drive.

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    812teck
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    #54489

    cybermo
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    Thanks for sharing.

    #54593

    cz3kit
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    There is now a new version of the ransomware which starts to delete files after some time and the ransom increases -> http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jigsaw-ransomware-saw-inspired-malware-deletes-files-bit-by-bit-hourly-until-you-pay-1554862

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