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The first polymorphic ransomware emerges, spreads on its own

2014/12/23

Softpedia - (International) Researchers with ESET and Sophos identified a new piece of ransomware known as VirLock or VirRansom that acts as a virus to infect several file types and scramble the files, then de-scrambles the files when a victim attempts to open them and installs the malware. The malware then locks the screen and demands a ransom be paid to unlock it.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-First-Polymorphic-Ransomware-Emerges-Spreads-On-Its-Own-468232.shtml

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