randallm at fidmail.com
Fri Mar 17 20:40:29 CST 2006
"--Trojan Horse Holds Files for Ransom
(15/14/13 March 2006)
The Cryzip Trojan horse program encrypts files on infected systems and then
demands US$300 ransom in exchange for the password to decrypt the files.
This particular piece of ransomware is flawed in that the password is stored
in plaintext on victims' computers. Cryzip apparently searches for certain
files once it has infected a computer and uses a commercial zip library to
encrypt the purloined files. It is unclear how Cryzip is distributed.
Some might chuckle. But I fear this will become a nightmare. Think of the
implications. Blackmail perhaps? The cheating husband/wife will pay won't
You too can have your very own Computer!
Note: Side effects include:
Blue screens; interrupt violation;
illegal operations; remote code
exploitations; virus and malware infestations;
and other unknown vulnerabilities.
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