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Ransomware found hidden in bogus Windows 10 upgrade

Scammers are attempting to extort would-be Windows 10 users with malware hidden in a bogus upgrade patch.

This is according to Cisco’s threat research arm Talos Group, which in a blog post on Friday (July 31st) warned of a spoofed email doing the rounds that purports to be from Microsoft and comes with an attached installer.

When executed, the program – which is actually a type of ransomware called CTB-Locker – encrypts the user’s files, rendering them unreadable, and demands a payment via bitcoin for their release.

Because of the encryption technology used, crypto-ransomware attacks make it very difficult for victims to recover data without paying the ransom.

According to a Symantec report published earlier this year, these threats increased 4,000 per cent between 2013 and 2014 alone.

It is wise to choose a data recovery company who has a track record in recovering from the type of data loss you have experienced.

From:: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/company/press-room/data-recovery-news/ransomware-found-hidden-in-bogus-windows-10-upgrade632.aspx

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