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Cryptolocker Malware

Over the past few weeks a particularly nasty piece of malware has begun attacking Windows PCs around the globe. Employing a public/private key pair, this malware encrypts data files (some reports say system files as well) on a user’s PC before presenting a demand of $300US ransom for the decryption key.
Several victims have reported successfully recovering their files after paying the ransom but, as of this writing, the command and control centre has been taken offline and this option is no longer available. The nature of malware suggests that this stunt will soon be replicated.

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