Tue, Jul 25 2006 8:28
Ransomware getting harder to break
Hackers may soon be pushing out ransomware packages so complex that
they're beyond the decryption capabilities of the anti-virus industry,
according to a study by Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab.
The report, Malware Evolution: April – June 2006, Hidden Wars,
states that the creators of so-called ransomware packages are making
the lives of security researchers more difficult by using more powerful
and sophisticated encryption algorithms. Ransomware packages use
malicious code to gain control of user files, encrypt them and threaten
users that they won't see these files again unless they hand over a
cash "ransom" to hackers.
Read story at Channel Register
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