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eBook: Defending against crypto ransomware

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Aug 16, 2016.

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    Unlike traditional malware, crypto ransomware doesn’t steal information. Instead, it encrypts a victim’s documents, spreadsheets, pictures, videos and other files, and then demands a ransom to unlock the encrypted files — a form of digital blackmail. The ransom amount varies, from $150–$500 for an individual to thousands of dollars for an organization. The payment goes through systems that are hard to trace, such as wire transfers, premium-rate text messages, pre-paid voucher services like Paysafecard, or … More →

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