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Windows 7: Cryptolocker lowers ransom demands as Bitcoin price surges


25 Nov 2013   #1

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Cryptolocker lowers ransom demands as Bitcoin price surges

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The criminals behind the rapacious and terrifying Cryptolocker Trojan have lowered their ransom demands to take account of the soaring value of their preferred currency, Bitcoins, according to security firm F-Secure.

The sum demanded for a decryption key in a newly detected variant of the malware is 0.5 Bitcoins, down from the previous level of 2 Bitcoins. This reduces the price from somewhere between $1,400 and $1,800 (£875 to £1125 at current prices) to around $350-$600, more in line with what the gang believes people can actually afford.
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