Bitdefender warns that while CyptoLocker is currently disabled, it could come back to life at any moment.
University of Sussex student Simon Bell has reverse-engineered the Android Simplocker (Simplelocker) ransomware, and has created a Java program that can be converted into an Android app to decrypt the files encrypted by the malware.
Although the GameOver Zeus botnet and CryptoLocker ransomware have been disrupted, it is still too early for a victory celebration.
Crypto-ransomware is quickly becoming cybercrooks' favorite tool to extort money from computer users.
One year ago, Android Defender, a hybrid comprising characteristics of a rogue AV and ransomware (the lockscreen type, not a file-encryptor) was discovered.