As the CryptoWall ... continues to rise. CTB-Locker (PDF) -- the next in a growing trend of data-encrypting ransomware that is currently making the rounds around the web -- is infecting enterprise and consumer stations. The virus, upon …
But that e-mail, several of which made it past the hospital's firewall, unleashed a virus that encrypted files on the ... based provider of cybersecurity training services. “That's when Crypto-Locker (a ransomware variant) came out and took …
CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this case, CryptoLocker encrypts the files on your computer. Then you …
Nonetheless, the post sparked plenty of excitable headlines about how the "Prison Locker virus threatens to flood the market" and how the threat is supposedly "bigger and meaner" than CryptoLocker. CryptoLocker, the infamous Bitcoin …
Since the millions of dollars being reaped by GOZ-driven thefts were apparently not enough, its operators also began using the virus to install CryptoLocker on already infected machines. CryptoLocker victims were given a 72-hour window to …
Until Cryptolocker, other criminals had tried in vain to produce a virus that could hold your files hostage until money exchanged hands. They were largely isolated attempts by individuals and most fell apart at the seams because the …
The virus is called Crypto-Locker or Simple-Locker that provides a web link that when activated, blocks the user of the device. “This can affect computers and smart phones that are supported by the operating system Android,” the police …
Between September 2013 and June 2014, a virus known as CryptoLocker infected around 500,000 computers around the world. Designed to lock data on a victim's computer and hold it for ransom, it ended up extorting an estimated $3 …
and blocked another virus known as “Cryptolocker,” which first took control of a user’s computer files and then demanded ransom in return for the user’s own files, according to federal prosecutors. Both viruses were the work of an overseas …
"One of my clients has been infected with a new ransomware virus called CryptoLocker," he told El Reg. "This is the most destructive virus that I have seen in 13 years because it encrypts .doc, .xls, .jpg, and .dwg files, even via network shares."