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CryptoLocker ransomware – details and prevention

CryptoLocker is a new sophisticated malware that was launched in the late 2013. It is designed to attack Windows operating system by encrypting all the files from the system using a RSA-2048 public key.

To decrypt the mentioned files, the user has to pay a ransom (usually 300 USD/EUR) or 2 BitCoins.      

                                                                     

Bitdefender software detects and blocks Cryptolocker from installing, so Bitdefender customers are protected.

For a thorough analysis of this malware please check our article from the Bitdefender Labs page:

http://bit.ly/Cryptolocker


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