Malicious ‘Ransomware’ scariest threat to PC

FPJ BureauUpdated: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 03:08 PM IST
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Washington : Following the introduction of CryptoLocker, Ransomware has reportedly emerged as a potent threat to PCs around the world, says ANI.

The malicious software was successful in raking in around 5 million dollars in the last four months of 2013, an amount that previously took ransomware purveyors an entire year to get their hands on it.
Johannes B. Ullrich, chief research officer at the SANS Institute explained that a compromised personal computer for a botnet or Distributed Denial of Service attack is worth about a buck to a byte bandit, according to PC World.
The research officer further said that with ransomware, the attacker could easily make 100 dollars and more.

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