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New TorrentLocker ransomware uses CryptoLocker and CryptoWall components

2014/08/18

Softpedia - (International) Researchers with iSIGHT Partners identified a new piece of ransomware known as TorrentLocker that uses elements of the CryptoLocker and CryptoWall ransomware to encrypt victims' files and demand a ransom. The ransomware is spread by spam emails and uses the Rijndael encryption algorithm.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-TorrentLocker-Ransomware-Uses-CryptoLocker-and-CryptoWall-Components-455390.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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