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Virus says - Pay me or else ....





noliver
Quote:
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7426&feedId=online-news_rss20 -

Trojan holds computer files to ransom. There's a new virus in town -
pgpcoder. It's MO is to encrypt files on your computer and then demand
payment of US$200 for the decryption keys.

BUT it lies! It does not use PGP to encrypt your files. It uses a much
weaker method which has been broken already. A utility to decrypt pgpcoder
encrypted files is available online.
n0obie4life
haha, cute virus. whats its name called?
James Bond-007
noliver wrote:
Quote:
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7426&feedId=online-news_rss20 -

Trojan holds computer files to ransom. There's a new virus in town -
pgpcoder. It's MO is to encrypt files on your computer and then demand
payment of US$200 for the decryption keys.

BUT it lies! It does not use PGP to encrypt your files. It uses a much
weaker method which has been broken already. A utility to decrypt pgpcoder
encrypted files is available online.


Sounds like a virus Dr. Evil would come up with...
noliver
n0obie4life wrote:
haha, cute virus. whats its name called?

Its called Pgpcoder Smile

Cheers,
Nick.
OnlyOneLife
Where is the decoder for this virus? How does the virus get in? My files aren't important, would it still demand a ransom?
billgertz
Laughing nice one OnlyOnelife. me too.. my files arren't important.. but its surprising... this is the first time that i've heard about a virus that is demanding ransom for decription codes.. if that's the case, writing a virus with the same MO will make a lot of geeks rich.. Idea ha ha ha.. cheers for the new business!
frozenhead
Haha!.. if that's the case.. nice try pgpcoder master!... well... for over the years, i haven't heard about a "perfect program" developed ever since computer age started.. this is only an example that there's no program that is flawless coz they're only made also by errouneuos human beings!.. right billgertz? Wink
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