Hackers have gotten brave charging $300 to access your own data

CryptoLocker. Heard of it? Maybe not yet, but you should be taking precautions against it. This tricky little trojan virus will encrypt all the data on your computer and then hold it for ransom. Charging you $300 to get the key to unlock your data. Here are some articles and tips for protecting yourself.

ReadWrite: How to Fight CryptoLocker

Krebs on Security: CryptoLocker Crew ratchets Up the Ransom

Wikipedia: CryptoLocker details on Wikipedia

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