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    Want your data back? Pay 200$

    New virus encrypts user's documents and demands a 200$ ransom to unlock the files.

    http://www.betanews.com/article/Want...200/1116953344

    The new ploy was discovered by WebSense, a San Diego based security firm. To get in, the hacker tricks a user into visiting a website that downloads a Trojan horse onto a victims machine. Once downloaded, if executed the Trojan searches for all text files on a users computer and replaces the text with gibberish.
    EDIT: Title said 20$, now it's 200$

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    Sigh...and it just gets worse and worse. Why do people write these damn things? i means eriously why perverse pelasure do they get for them? all it does it hurt innocent people. It cant be some anti-govt. crusade or any other normal campaign. It directly targets normal people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humphrey
    Sigh...and it just gets worse and worse. Why do people write these damn things? i means eriously why perverse pelasure do they get for them? all it does it hurt innocent people. It cant be some anti-govt. crusade or any other normal campaign. It directly targets normal people.
    At least in this case, it is pure and simple theivery. They don't care whether it's government or innocent people.

    ...John...

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    I would have thought it's very traceable thievery. Somehow, if this is a genuine threat it won't get too far.

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    is there a reason u put ur dollar sign after the number?

    it just looks really weird, thats all.

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