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CryptoWall makes a comeback, version 3.0 spotted in the wild

2015/01/14

Softpedia - (International) Microsoft researchers and an independent researcher identified a new version of the CryptoWall (also known as Crowti) ransomware dubbed CryptoWall 3.0 that contains localized ransom messages and directs victims to several addresses located on the I2P anonymity network, or the Tor network as a fallback. The malware encrypts victims' files and demands a $500 ransom be paid in Bitcoin virtual currency in order to decrypt the files.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/CryptoWall-Makes-a-Comeback-Version-3-0-Spotted-In-the-Wild-470033.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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