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Do you play any of these games? Hackers could be trying to blackmail you

Do you play any of these games? Hackers could be trying to blackmail you
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I've got bad news for gamers. There's a new breed of ransomware out there that targets popular games and encrypts all of the game's data stored on your computer. It can even get into other programs like Office and financial software. If you want your stuff back, you're going to have to pay up.

I've told you about ransomware before. It's a specific type of malware that encrypts or locks down all of the files on your computer or gadget so you can't get to them. If you want your stuff back, you've got to pay a ransom or hope that a security firm comes up with a key. This new ransomware is called TeslaCrypt and it can affect 40 of the most popular games out there today like Call of Duty and Minecraft.

Other games that TeslaCrypt can take ransom include Star Craft 2, Diablo, Fallout 3, Half-Life 2, Dragon Age: Origins, The Elder Scrolls, Star Wars: The Knights Of The Old Republic, WarCraft 3, F.E.A.R, Saint Rows 2, Assassin’s Creed, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Resident Evil 4.

Online gamers should watch out for TeslaCrypt if you play World of Warcraft, League of Legends and some games on Valve.

Next page: Protect your computer from TeslaCrypt.
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