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What is Cryptolocker?

What is Cryptolocker?

CryptoLocker is a virus that can destroy files on Windows based PCs beyond the ability of any data recovery process. Usually the virus hides in an attachment to a message stating that files on the computer are encrypted and that recovery is impossible without the encryption key held by the attackers. The files then are released after…

Cryptolocker Virus Encrypts All Your Data

Cryptolocker Virus Encrypts All Your Data

CryptoLocker is a computer worm which surfaced in late 2013. A form of ransomware targeting Microsoft Windows based computers, the trojan encrypts files stored on local hard drives and mounted network drives using public-key cryptography, and then displays a message saying that the files will be decrypted if a fee is paid through an anonymous…

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