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CryptoLocker Copycats Emerge, Demand $150 Ransom

Copycats are now using their own version of the CryptoLocker ransomware scam to steal hundreds of dollars from victims. The new malware is called 'Locker' and demands targets pay $150 USD to reclaim lost files. Locker was recently discovered by ... security firm IntelCrawler, which says the new malware is basically the same as CryptoLocker: after an infection takes hold, files are scrambled and only retrieved after a ransom is paid. So far, Locker infections have been reported in the United States, Holland, Germany, Turkey, and Russia. In the US, people in Washington DC, Texas, and Missouri have ... (view more)

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Hurt Locker Producers Sue BitTorrent Downloaders

Those who have downloaded the Oscar-winning movie "The Hurt Locker" via BitTorrent may soon find themselves in a world of hurt, as the film's producer has now filed a lawsuit against 5,000 BitTorrent users. The Hurt Locker emerged from obscurity ... this past March when it won several commendations at the 82nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. The film, which is based on the travails of a fictional American bomb squad stationed in Iraq, beat out favorite and top-grossing movie of all time, Avatar. Low Turnout Attributed to Piracy By contrast ... (view more)

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