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Greedy Ransomware Demands $5,000 While Sneakily Locking Your Computer

A new ransomware strain (7ev3n), seen for the first time last week, combines old-school ransomware tricks with newer crypto-ransomware tactics to force users into paying the ransom fee in order to unlock both the files and the computer.

When ransomware appeared for the first time, it did not encrypt files like modern crypto-ransomware families do. Most of the time, older ransomware versions worked by showing a message that covered the entire screen and prevented the user fr... (read more)
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