Ransomware Password Revealed

A trojan horse virus is spreading across the Internet that encrypts Word documents, spreadsheets, and databases.  It then leaves a file demanding $300 in return for the password necessary to decrypt the ransomed files.  However, Technicians at Sophos have extracted the password (yes, it looks like a path name):

C:\Program Files\Microsoft \Visual Studio\VC8

This kind of attack seems to be growing.  So keep those anti-virus and firewall programs up-to-date.

 

Author:  Tom Olzak

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