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Cryptolocker invasion UK: 10 Million E-mail sent


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#1 Darktune

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

 

For roughly 10 million UK internet users, this is a threat that just came a lot closer to home. On the 15th November, the National Cyber Crime Unit, a division of the UK Crime agency, issued an urgent warning to alert citizens to the threats caused by a mass spamming event thought to be containing the Cryptolocker malware.

CryptoLocker is disguised in email attachments, apparently related to “legitimate” correspondence from reputable companies such as banks and internet providers or even to UPS or FedEx tracking numbers. Once opened, it is already too late and the data will have been encrypted with little chance of it ever being returned.

 

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:55 PM

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Warning: 10 Million UK Users targeted with Cryptolocker Ransomware spam email campaign

Already posted at #1972 . about 24 hours ago.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:25 AM

My bad  :thumbup2:


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:56 PM


It's tough to keep up with all the info being written every day...but most of it is being posted in that Cryptolocker topic.
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:44 AM

Yeah that topic is very hot! I will have to keep my eye on it more often.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:02 AM

Yes its the best way to keep up to date.


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