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TeslaCrypt Targets Game Files, Holds Them For Ransom

Category: Bugs / Virus
Posted: 03:59PM
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In the past year, cryptography based "ransomware" has become more widespread with variants such as CryptoLocker and CryptoWall encrypting files and photos on infected computers. If the users refuse to submit to the hackers demands and pay up, their files are deleted. New malware known as TeslaCrypt follows the same protocol, with the added "feature" of specifically targeting the files of 40 PC games. Games targeted include a number of current and older games including StarCraft 2 and Dragon Age: Origins. The malware is delivered by a Flash exploit after navigating to an infected website. The hackers behind the malware are demanding $500 in Bitcoins to release the encrypted files.

Source: Ars Technica



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IVIYTH0S on March 13, 2015 00:00

lol!

 

"Give us virtual currency, WE AREN'T PLAYING GAMES NOW NEITHER SHALL YOU!"

slick2500 on March 13, 2015 02:16
This cannot be serious. There is no way that someone is that dumb that they would pay someone $500 for a file that they can just redownload.
Waco on March 13, 2015 03:28
People really are dumb enough to pay things like this.
bp9801 on March 13, 2015 07:31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rh6qqsmxNs

CheeseMan42 on March 13, 2015 09:05
People have been falling for the Nigerian prince scams for years slick, so it isn't that hard to believe.

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