Extortion virus code gets cracked

Friday, 2 June 2006, 12:48 AM EST

Do not panic if your data is hidden by virus writers demanding a ransom.

Poor programming has allowed anti-virus companies to discover the password to retrieve the hijacked data inside a virus that has claimed at least one UK victim. The Archiveus virus caught out British nurse Helen Barrow and swapped her data with a password-protected file.

At the BBC.

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