Cryptolocker neutralized, says Justice Department
Source: SC Magazine - Posted by Alex   
Cryptography A status report filed by the Justice Department on Friday indicates that the Cryptolocker threat has been neutralized. Cryptolocker, ransomware that extorted more than $27 million from its victims in nine months of existence, can no longer communicate with the infrastructure used to control the malware, according to a Friday release. “As a result, Cryptolocker is effectively non-functional and unable to encrypt newly infected computers,” according to the release.

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