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Submission + - Ransomware scammers hit half a million users in 18 days (scmagazine.com.au)

mask.of.sanity writes: An organised criminal gang attacked scores of internet users last month by encrypting their computers and demanding ransom for the keysa>.

The scam hit half a million Symantec users alone, all of whom clicked on adult advertisements in porn sites over two week period.

Researchers suspect the financial damages to run into millions and say the criminals are still operating.

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Ransomware scammers hit half a million users in 18 days

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