Title: PGPCoder full details
Post by: Oyle on June 11, 2006, 03:26:14 PM
Geeeez, some people have just too much time on their hands:
In May 2005, a trojan called PGPcoder was discovered in the wild by Websense Security Labs. The trojan's purpose was to encrypt a user's files, then demand a ransom for their decryption. Although this scheme seemed novel, it is actually predated by over 15 years, by a similar scam in 1989. LURHQ's Threat Intelligence Group has now discovered a third such scheme involving ransomware which we are calling Cryzip.
Details here. (http://www.lurhq.com/cryzip.html)