New encryption Trojan roving for victims


A new Trojan that encrypts data files before demanding a ransom has been discovered, after a woman in the UK was locked out of files on her Windows PC.

Arhiveus-A (also known as MayAlert), demands that victims make purchases from one of three online drug stories in return for the password to unlock files.

Anyone attempting to load one of a number of types of data files discovers that they have been zipped into an archive that throws up a ransom message: Techworld.com - New encryption Trojan roving for victims

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 5th June 2006 10:54PM