Cryzip Trojan encrypts data, requests ransom

Wednesday, 15 March 2006, 4:21 AM EST

Ransomware is back.

A security firm has found, what it characterized as, the third known case of a program holding data for ransom. The malicious program searches for 44 different types of files, encrypts them, and then leaves a note for the user to pay $300 for the password to recover the files, according to an analysis by security firm LURHQ.

At SecurityFocus.

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