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Tag archive: trojan

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…

Watch out for fake virus alerts

Watch out for fake virus alerts Rogue security software, also known as “scareware,” is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. How does rogue security software get on my computer? Rogue…

New Java trojan attacks Mac OS X via social networking sites

A new trojan horse has cropped up that affects Mac OS X (and Windows as well), primarily disguised as a video flitting around social networking sites. When users click an infected link, a Java applet is launched that downloads multiple files, including an installer that runs automatically without users’ knowledge. The Trojan, dubbed trojan.osx.boonana.a by security…

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