Cryptolocker Virus Encrypts Your Data Until You Pay Up…

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Cryptolocker, a particularly vicious form of malware that first appeared in September 2013, is a modification. After getting into your computer, it will encrypt all your data files, from your word documents to your photos, videos and PDFs. It will then ask for a ransom of around $300 or 0.5 bitcoins to get them back. It has been one of the most commented developments in computer security circles in recent times, and copycats are appearing. With a threat…

Criminals have been trying to make cryptoviruses of this kind work effectively for decades, but only now have they got it right. You can take some simple steps to protect yourself, but this threat is going to grow globally for some time.

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