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    Posted: Jun/09/2008 at 10:20am
A new form of malware is hitting the scene- ransomeware. The malware encrypts the users data once it infects the PC. The only way to unlock it is by contacting the hacker that wrote it, and pay them to receive the key to decrypt the data.
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That sounds like something out of a bad movie.

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Yea that is insane i heard about this a couple days ago, i guess its a 1024 big key
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More reason for quality backups of all important data.
 
 
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