New ransomware encrypts files, demands $120

A newly detected drive-by attack encrypts media files and Microsoft Office documents and then demands payment to have the files decrypted.

A recently reported ransomware attack attempts to hit computer users through a drive-by vulnerability on compromised Websites. According to security firm Sophos, victims are suddenly presented with a message that their files have been encrypted along with a message to pay $120 to regain access. Ron Condon, our UK Bureau Chief has put together a detailed post on this new attack.

 

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