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Online extortion on the grow

by Nikola Strahija on April 20th, 2006 Kaspersky Labs report of a growing number of data abduction and blackmail. Malicious attackers are using sophisticated techniques to encrypt data on victim's computers and to demand ransom.

Security experts are warning users worldwide to be aware and to protect from attackers who encrypt data and corrupt systems just to ask for a money ransom. Although Kaspersky Labs has been successful in getting its users data back without paying ransom, it's concerned about more sophisticated encryption techniques.

Once again, users are urged to keep away from fishy websites, not to download suspicious files and to keep their anti-virus products updated.

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