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Ransomeware Hits 30 Australian Businesses

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#1 Romeo29


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

The 2012 epidemic of ransom malware appears to have turned even nastier with reports that as many as 30 Australian businesses have now asked police for help in a matter of days.
Worryingly, this attack used 256-bit encryption, to all intents and purposes impossible to crack if the key has not been exposed during the attack.

"A lot of businesses can't afford the interruptions to their trade and will pay straight away," detective superintendant Brian Hay of Queensland’s fraud and corporate crime group told press.

Source : http://news.techworld.com/security/3401328/ransom-malware-hits-australia-as-30-businesses-attacked/

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