Ransomware


InfoWorld:

GpCode encrypts a victim's files and then demands payment for the decryption key.

This is an interesting concept for cybercrime. Is it really back?. According to the world's famous encyclopedia, these types of malware became popular around mid-2006.

1024-bit encryption seems to be the new thing. And of course, the safest protection is to pull the plug.

via Slashdot.