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CryptoLocker virus - worse than we thought

CryptoLocker virus - worse than we thought

I've told you before about the cruel CryptoLocker virus - that's the one that hijacks your computer and demands a ransom to recover your files! Now, it looks like it has hit more people than we thought.

The University of Kent's 2014 Survey on Cyber Security found that 1 in 30 has had their system hit by CryptoLocker, and 40% of those paid up.

The figure for ransomware as a whole seems even more eye-opening, with almost 1 in 10 reporting having fallen victim.

The survey was organised by the University of Kent's Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security, by a team composed of both computer scientists and psychologists, and conducted using Google's Consumer Surveys platform.

Click here read the full story from Naked Security. 

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