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Baldrick
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Prison Locker: A load of überhyped malware FUD over... internet chatter

And to keep things in perspective, another security industry view of the same 'threat':

 

"An underground advert seeking help in developing a file-encrypting ransomware kit that might be sold for just $100 a go sparked something of a panic on the interwebs this week.

But security watchers are yet to see any samples of the so-called Prison Locker ransomware, leading at least two security firms to characterise the threat as intangible and overhyped.

Security researchers at MalwareMustDie posted a blog entry last Friday featuring screenshots from underground forums where a malign coder sought help to develop a file-encrypting ransomware creation kit."

 

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