Friday, 1 May 2015

New Ransomware Avoids US Computers

Researchers have discovered a new ransomware variant that strikes because the US does not infect computers intentional. Crypt0L0cker such as ransomware called, according to researchers from Bleeping Computer a version of the famous Torrent Locker ransomware.

Crypt0L0cker appears to use the same communication methods as Torrent Locker and encrypts all kinds of files, which then users hundreds of dollars can be decrypt. If victims do not ransom doubling pay on time.

Why Crypt0L0cker US avoids computers is unknown. In the past happened that Russian cyber criminals infecting computers no Russian, so as not to attract the attention of the Russian authorities. The new ransomware is now in Europe, Asia and Australia surfaced and spreads via emails posing as traffic violations or government posts.

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