New Trojan encrypts data, demands ransom

Thursday, 30 March 2006, 1:37 AM EST

A virus that encrypts documents and demands a ransom to get them back is circulating on the internet, but at least one security company has released the password needed to recover the files.

The Trojan horse virus encrypts the contents of a user’s Word documents, databases or spreadsheets, and then leaves a file demanding US$300 in exchange for the password to access the information.

At Computerworld.

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