CryptoLocker Version 2 – Terrorism, Ransom-ware and Hijacking on the Internet Gone MAD

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Seen in the wild recently for the last three weeks, be Very Careful.  Some firms have confirmed the technical details of both CryptoLocker versions (1 & 2) and have come to some conclusions:

Area Compare Version One Version Two
GUI Interfaces Similar Styles Similar Styles
Files Encrypted *.doc, *.docx, *.txt, *.bmp *.doc, *.docx, *.txt, *.bmp, *.gif, *.jpg, *.jpeg, all type of videos and music files
Public Key Encryption (pki) 2048 bit pki clams to use 4096 pki, but uses 1024 pki
Cipher Used AES Rijndael Triple Des
Written in C++ C#
Payment Accepted Bit-Coin, Money Pal, U-Cash and Cash-U Bit-Coin Only
Format for Hiding the Encrypted ID Keys Appends to the Encrypted File Header Uses the same file name with “.k” file ext and stores the encrypted ID numbers in this separate key file
Transmitted Media By Email Attachments the User Must Open Free Fake software activators / cracks for commercial software (i.e. Windows 7, 8, Photoshop, Office 2013 and many more) seeded all over the web

In conclusion CryptoLocker Version 2 is a Completely different written look-a-like program / virus which some people have speculated that version two was started by the big software company’s like the original viruses written so long ago to demote software illegal copying.  Be Very Careful when downloading Free Software on the Internet Today.

 

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