Antivirus expert: 'Ransomware' on the rise

Online criminals are turning away from threatening companies with massive cyberattacks in favor of encrypting a victim's data and then demanding money to decrypt it, an antivirus expert has claimed.

Eugene Kaspersky, head of antivirus research at Russia's Kaspersky Labs, told the RSA Conference here Tuesday that the use of so-called "ransomware Trojans" is a key trend for 2007. Antivirus expert: 'Ransomware' on the rise | CNET

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