Extortion virus code gets cracked

Do not panic if your data is hidden by virus writers demanding a ransom. Poor programming has allowed anti virus companies to discover the password to retrieve the hijacked data inside a virus that has claimed at least one UK victim.

The Archiveus virus caught out British nurse Helen Barrow and swapped her data with a password protected file. BBC NEWS | Technology | Extortion virus code gets cracked

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 2nd June 2006 2:07AM