Tag: cryptolocker

Ransomware Education – CryptoLocker Introduced Timed Bitcoin Payments

Staying on the topic of ransomware for a few days, it is important to take a look at which different types of this software have given Bitcoin such a bad name throughout the years. The first main Bitcoin ransomware to make a name for itself was called CryptoLocker, and the software is still claiming victims to this very day. Even though various alternatives have been released throughout the years, …
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Bitcoin Ransomware CryptoLocker Targets Video Gamers

Earlier this week, reported on how the Bitcoin ransomware CryptoLocker infected over 200 computers at the Free University of Amsterdam. By the look of things, the CryptoLocker ransomware is targeting a different audience this time around, by directly going after video gamers and reviewers. No one is safe from CryptoLocker these days it seems. Mainstream Games Affected Original reports state that over 20 video games can be affected by …
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Bitcoin Malware CryptoLocker Infects 200 University Of Amsterdam Computers

Most of the Bitcoin community members will have heard of the Cryptolocker malware by now. For those of you who haven’t yet, Cryptolocker encrypts a ton of important files located on your computer, and forces users to pay for getting them decrypted again. This payment can be completed with either a credit card or Bitcoin, which is why it has caught the eye of mainstream media across the world. The …
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