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Ransomware Variant Features Novel Payment Scheme

A new ransomware variant encrypts files on a computer but uses a novel twist on monetizing the extortion threat.

Instead of demanding money directly for decryption keys, as has been the case in other instances, it presumes that the owner of an infected computer will search for information to help unlock the files. The search typically leads to a fraudulent company offering a fix but requiring a payment to obtain it. Read the full story [SC Magazine]

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