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Unfinished Hitler-Ransomware Variant Deletes User Files

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Aug
2016
Unfinished Hitler-Ransomware Variant Deletes User Files

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Hitler-Ransomware, a piece of file-encrypting malware that emerged recently, isn’t yet able to encrypt files, but still displays a lock screen and asks for a €25 ($28) ransom.

The ransomware appears to be under development, with an unfinished version leaking online, but might also be the work of less skilled developers, BleepingComputers’ Lawrence Abrams notes. The malware includes some spelling errors within the interface and does not encrypt user files, but can do significant harm to infected systems.

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