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Between 2013 and 2014, Cryptolocker infected millions of computers across the world. Cryptolocker encrypted users’ files and then demanded a ransom to regain access to those files. That ransom started at $400 and rose to $600 within hours of the initial infection. You could remove Cryptolocker from your system without paying the ransom, but you could not retrieve your files without enterinRead More
Since the beginning of 2014, a virus called CryptoLocker has terrorized the world, made millions of dollars, and permanently locked away files. CryptoLocker is falling out of fashion. Replacing it is a virus called Cryptowall, which is essentially the same thing but in a different form. In fact, Cryptowall might even be made by the same developers as CryptoLocker. How does Cryptowall work?Read More
Bad news today for anybody who encrypts their files. A team of researchers in Japan has been able to crack 923-bit encryption – a feat previously thought to be impossible. The Japanese team, based out of Fujitsu Laboratories and Kyushu University, took just over 148 days to crack the 278 digit, 932-bit code. Sure, that may seem like a long-time, but it’s a new world record. The past recordRead More