It mimics Cryptolocker, but this malware isn’t the same as the now mostly defunct ransomware. This one, CryptoWall, is spread by ad networks on some popular sites, exposing as many as three million users a day.
The ransomware that started the craze, Cryptolocker, may be effectively neutralized after two security companies have found a way to unlock encrypted files.
When hackers steal data, it’s a crap shoot. Maybe they’ll find valuable information they can sell to an interested party, but they may not get good info or have interested customers. So to get around that, a new trend is taking place – one that’s an easy payday for them, and a nightmare for IT and your […]