Web attack extorts by encryption

Wednesday, 5 October 2005, 3:13 PM EST

Security experts today warned of a newly discovered attack in which hackers encrypt data on a compromised PC and demand payment for the decryption key.

The attacks typically start when a user with an improperly patched version of IE visits a web page containing malware that downloads a Trojan.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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