The criminals behind Cryptolocker, the destructive ransomware that has lately been targeting mostly US and UK PC users, are trying to earn more money by offering users who have initially decided not to pay to have their files decrypted a chance to change their mind.
The cyber crooks behind Cryptolocker, one of the latest ransomware threats, are having much success in infecting PC users with the deadly malware, but whether the victims fork over the money or not is still unknown.
Spam volume has dropped in August, but with the level of phishing increasing tenfold and malicious attachments being found in 3.4 percent more emails when compared with July, spam has obviously became much more dangerous, says Kaspersky Lab.
A new type of ransomware that obviously concentrates on targeting organizations instead of home users has been spotted by Emsisoft researchers.
Getting denounced for viewing or owning child pornography is a huge deal in most Western world countries, so it's no wonder that ransomware peddlers are using that specific - and in this case true - accusation to force victims to part with their hard-earned cash.
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