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OphionLocker, the new ransomware on the block


Softpedia - (International) Researchers with Trojan7Malware identified a new piece of ransomware known as OphionLocker that uses elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) to encrypt the data on victims' systems and demand a ransom to decrypt the files. The ransomware was observed in the wild being spread by the RIG exploit kit in drive-by download attacks.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:46