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Russian Police Identified Author of Gpcode Ransomeware

The Russian police claimed that they found the writer of Gpcode virus, which was in reality a ransomware.

The police disclosed that the notorious Gpcode ransomware virus, which attacked systems during July 2008, was crafted by a single person known to the investigating authorities.

Further, it is believed that the person is a Russian national and associated with an anti-malware firm Kaspersky Lab. He wanted to sell a tool which could help to decrypt the files of victims.

According to online security experts, a number of variants of Gpcode has appeared since 2006 and each variant has stronger encryption power than other. Moreover, the program approach is very frightening and direct. Once the program is installed on the system, it encrypts all the accessible data files ...

» SPAMfighter News - 10/14/2008

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