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A New "Blackmailing" Variant Creeps Around…

Security experts warned of a new variation of a virus that encrypts files and then blackmails the user demanding money to decrypt affected files.

According to a report, a new variant of a cyber-blackmail virus classified as Win32.GpCode.ae has been detected, spreading across Russia via the internet.

Experts are seeing a growth in this GpCode variant of cyber-blackmailer virus. This virus encrypts user's files, transforming such files into unintelligible stuff and holding them hostage for ransom. The amount quoted as ransom varies considerably depending on the worth of the victim. The virus encrypts files and deletes all information related to itself from the victim's machine. This makes the virus-employed path untraceable.

The modus operandi of the virus is something ...

» SPAMfighter News - 6/14/2006

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