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Cryptowall Infections Cost US Victims Over $18 Million

24
Jun
2015

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The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) – a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) – reports that 992 U.S. victims of the Cryptowall ransomware campaign have incurred losses in excess of $18 million between April of 2014 and June of 2015.

“Recent IC3 reporting identifies CryptoWall as the most current and significant ransomware threat targeting U.S. individuals and businesses. CryptoWall and its variants have been used actively to target U.S. victims since April 2014,” the IC3 advisory states.

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