CryptoLocker - Your Money or Your Life

CryptoLocker belongs to a family of malware called "ransomware", which is designed to extort money from victims by denying them access to their personal files. It targets all Windows Operating Systems, from Windows XP to Windows 8, and typically remains unnoticed by victims until it's too late and the damage to their files is irreparable. These days, many people store everything on their computers, from important documents to music and family photos. Malware that affects files can be devastating. Once CryptoLocker has infiltrated a computer, it holds files hostage by encrypting them with a unique key. Read more details on the challenges and the solution for this new and vicious from of malware.

Provided by: Webroot Software Topic: Security Date Added: Jan 2014 Format: PDF

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