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Old 01-05-2008, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Washington, D.C. (AHN) - A new subgenre of malware that ransoms your PC is now stalking the internet for victims, says a security developer. The so-called "ransomware" locks up your PC and demands $35 to return control to you is on the prowl, said Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software Distribution in Clearwater, Florida.

Victims of the Delf.ctk Trojan horse are told to dial a 900 number that can be traced to a payment processor used by hardcore pornography Web sites, he added.

Security Firm Warns "Ransomware" Will Hijack Your PC, Demand Cash | January 5, 2008 | AHN (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009618426 - broken link)
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:34 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I know of someone on another board whose computer was hijacked. He was told to pay more than $100 to get control back. He ended up taking his computer to a shop and the shop helped him start over with a new install of Windows.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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Washington, D.C. (AHN) - A new subgenre of malware that ransoms your PC is now stalking the internet for victims, says a security developer. The so-called "ransomware" locks up your PC and demands $35 to return control to you is on the prowl, said Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software Distribution in Clearwater, Florida.

Victims of the Delf.ctk Trojan horse are told to dial a 900 number that can be traced to a payment processor used by hardcore pornography Web sites, he added.

Security Firm Warns "Ransomware" Will Hijack Your PC, Demand Cash | January 5, 2008 | AHN (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009618426 - broken link)
Ghost backups ftw.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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WHat what I was told by a colleague in another state the latest spate is when they download a trial sofware for p0rn sites and when it expires it locks down their PC. Not exactly sommet you can tell the wife about hehe.
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