A brand new ransomware virus known as “Locker” was discovered about a week ago. This particular virus was to lay dormant until May 25th. Once the program activated, it encrypted certain files on the computer and held them ransom. Strangely, this story has an interesting ending. Apparently, the author of “Locker” has come forward and issued an apology along with the decryption keys. Automatic decryption was slated to begin tonight (June 2nd) at midnight.
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