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New malware strain locks up computers unless ransom is paid

A type of "ransomware" hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog.

By May. 7, 2012

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New Trojan encrypts files but leaves no ransom note

This post initially misstated the price of the Anticrypt software. Exquisys no longer charges for it.

By Nov. 2, 2009

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New Trojan encrypts files but leaves no ransom note

Victims of the Ramvicrype Trojan horse must find tools to repair encrypted files.

By Nov. 2, 2009

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Arcam's DVD player, for a king's ransom

The strength of the 2.1 is that it does DVD playback brilliantly, but also manages to produce good quality stereo audio--for a hefty price.

By Jan. 3, 2008

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Ransom-based malware attacks specific companies

Low ransom request and a self-termination date on the code suggest this is a test attack.

By Jul. 17, 2007

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Ad blockers get ad-group exec's blood boiling (Q&A)

The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.

By Apr. 4, 2014

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Tap Twitter, control a cockroach

Almost as certain as death and taxes is the cockroach. Now one artist has turned the tables on the pesky arthropod by taming it with some tech components and Twitter.

By Dec. 26, 2012