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New TorrentLocker Ransomware Uses CryptoLocker and CryptoWall Components

18
Aug
2014

An active phishing campaign that is probably targeting Australian users has been spotted by security researchers to drop a new type of ransomware, which contains elements from CryptoLocker and CryptoWall but with a totally different underlying code.

Dubbed TorrentLocker, the fresh ransomware proceeds to encrypt specific files on the affected computer and then displays a ransom message similar to that shown by the infamous CryptoLocker (for which there is a free file decryption service availab…

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