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Simple Ransomware Relies on GnuPG for Encryption

02
Aug
2014

Cybercriminals find simple ways to develop and maintain malware by leveraging open-source, legitimate tools to encrypt files on a victims computer and hold them hostage for a ransom.Security researchers have found a new threat that relies on the open-source GnuPG program to encrypt data. The program is an implementation of the OpenPGP standard based on assymmetric cryptography, which requires a pair of keys (public and private) for encrypting and decrypting the data.Identified as Trojan…

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