Extortion virus code gets cracked

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Franklin, Jun 4, 2006.

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  1. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

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    Poor programming has allowed anti-virus companies to discover the password to retrieve the hijacked data inside a virus that has claimed at least one UK victim.

    The Archiveus virus caught out British nurse Helen Barrow and swapped her data with a password-protected file.

    The virus is the latest example of so-called "ransomware" that tries to extort cash from victims.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5038330.stm
     
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