Cryptolocker Ransomware … bitcoins … “the perfect crime”.

In the past 90 days, thousands of people worldwide have opened a seemingly innocuous link to track a holiday package. Suddenly, all the files on their computer are encrypted… And that is exactly what happened last month at the Swansea Police Department. Cryptolocker ransomware took over the department’s entire computer system and the police were forced to pay a $750 ransom to get back control… That means purchasing a key, or software, to reverse the process. And victims must do that using the online virtual currency known as bitcoins … “Once you have purchased a bitcoin, then the transaction that you use that bitcoin in is encrypted, and therefore you cannot trace it,” … it appears to be the perfect crime.

Cryptolocker Ransomware Being Described As ‘The Perfect Crime’ By Chief Correspondent Joe Shortsleeve, WBZ-TV

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