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Beware of Cryptolocker Malware Virus Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Dec 24, 2013, 07:59 PM

A new malware virus has just crippled over 250,000 computers in the United States and United Kingdom. 

According to the BBC News, "A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers. Cryptolocker scrambles users' data and then demands a fee to unencrypt it alongside a countdown clock."

The virus first began to spread on September 5.

As reported by the BBC, "Dell Secureworks said that the US and UK had been worst affected. It added that the cyber-criminals responsible were now targeting home internet users after initially focusing on professionals."

Cryptolocker is demanding payments in bitcoins to reverse the computer damage.

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