Friday, March 17, 2006

File hijacker trojan

There is a story in Security Focus this week about a trojan that encrypts files in the victim computer so its creator can ask for money to decrypt them later. The price seems to be something like 300 bucks. However, imagine this kind of thing in a corporate environment. Running something like that in a file server or even in a database would be enough to raise considerably larger amounts of money. Very good "movie plot".

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