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Ransomware incidents on an upward trend, FBI warns


Softpedia - (International) The FBI issued an alert January 20 and warned computer users of a newer variant of the CrytoWall data encryption malware that infects computers and restricts users' access to files until a fee is paid and the files are unlocked. The malware has been spotted in the wild, featuring localized ransom messages and trying to connect to decryption services hidden in the Invisible Internet Project (I2P) network.


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:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:13