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fhmd
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-11-2011

crypto locker virus true or scam

I read on news websites of a new virus called crypto locket but the Symantec blogs or its website has no mention of it. Is it a real threat or a bogus alarm?

 

SendOfJive
Posts: 10,755
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Registered: ‎02-07-2009

Re: crypto locker virus true or scam

Hi fhmd,

 

You can find a Symantec blog post about it here (it's very real - to safeguard your data, make sure you have backed up to an external drive that you disconnect from your network / PC when not in use, or to online storage):

 

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ransomcrypt-thriving-menace

 

 

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Quads
Posts: 16,530
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: crypto locker virus true or scam

Here is the detection names by AV's (though some are just a generic detection).  for just 1 dropper.

 

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/b3530b7519660996d28eb31a8d5b585ec60601843c77dd9f2b712812c99843e4/...

 

 

Quads