Blackmail using malware is not only on the rise, but is becoming extremely malicious. In September 2013 the malware «Cryptolocker» was detected for the first time. It encrypts all data stored on the computer and thereby blackmails its victims to make payments. This, as well as other common incidents of customer and credit card data theft, the newest revelations surrounding the NSA, Bitcoin and tampering with industrial control systems, are the main focus of the MELANI Report for the second half of 2013.
Last modification 14.04.2014