Tag: cryptolocker

Bitcoin Ransomware Education – Cryptlock

CryptoLocker will always remain the most well-known form of Bitcoin ransomware ever to exist, which resulted in a fair amount of different strains based on this malware. Cryptlock is one of those examples, as it is a new breed of CryptoLocker that was first discovered on February 21, 2016. However, chances of getting infected with this malware are fairly slim for most users, as it only seems to target older …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – CryptoDefense

The Bitcoin ransomware family is a lot larger than most people anticipated. While there are a ton of different variants based on some of the more modern strains, every version of ransomware has its own traits that need to be highlighted. CryptoDefense is a different version of CryptoLocker, and it made the “developers” quite a lot of money in 2014. Also read: Bitcoin Ransomware Education – TeslaCrypt CryptoDefense Hackers Reign …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – CryptoFortress

A few less common types of Bitcoin ransomware are still in circulation right now, although most people will have never heard of these variants. Every type of malware has its own quirks, and CryptoFortress is no different in that regard. On top of encrypting files and asking for payment, CryptoFortress turned out to be a vastly different creature. Also read: Yobit Exchange Plagued By Withdrawal And Coin Listing Delays CryptoFortress …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – CryptoLocker F and TorrentLocker

In our series discussing the various types of Bitcoin ransomware in existence to date, the next ones on the list are CryptoLocker F and TorrentLocker. Both of these nasty pieces of software started appearing around the same time, and there are certain parallels between both types of ransomware/ However, CryptoLocker F has no relation to the original CryptoLocker ransomware. Also read: Bitcoin Technical Analysis for 02/23/2016 – Trend Line Broken …
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