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Malware – Crptyolocker Ransomeware increases during October 2013

Trend reports an an increase in spreading of CryptoLocker malware, as follows:

http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/defending-against-cryptolocker/

QUOTE: Over the past few weeks, we’ve been seeing an increase in the number of spreading CryptoLocker malware. This new kind of ransomware has been hitting more users over the past few weeks  Previously, we discussed how these threats were arriving via email. CryptoLocker can be viewed as a refinement of a previously known type of threat called ransomware. Such “improvements” are in line with our 2013 Security Predictions, where we mentioned that the focus of cybercriminals would be the refinement of existing tools, rather than the creation of entirely new threats.

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