Cryptowall Ransomware Nets $500 Bitcoin Payout From US Sheriff’s Office

By November 15, 2014Bitcoin Politics

Computer malware A county sheriff’s office in Tennessee paid a $500 ransom in bitcoin after it became the victim of a cyberattack this week.

As reported by Nashville-based WTVF-TV , the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office ran afoul of a bug known as Cryptowall, a derivative of infamous ransomware  CryptoLocker .

Cryptowall is a Trojan horse program that, once inside a computer, encrypts its contents and triggers demands for a payment in bitcoin. The firm’s estimates suggest that […]

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