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CryptoDefense ransomware leaves decryption key accessible

2014/04/01

IDG News Service - (International) Symantec researchers analyzed the CryptoDefense encryption ransomware and found that the decryption key needed to undo the malware's file encryption is also left on the victim's computer, potentially allowing victims to decrypt the files held for ransom themselves.

Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247348/CryptoDefense_ransomware_leaves_decryption_key_accessible

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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