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Gamers may soon be feeling the pain of crypto-ransomware. A variant of CryptoLocker is in the wild that goes after data files associated with 20 different online games, locking downloadable content in an attempt to target younger computer users. Researchers at Bromium today said an unnamed compromised website is serving the malware. Victims are redirected by a Flash exploit to a site hosting the Angler exploit kit, and Angler drops the CryptoLocker variant. “The website is based on WordPress and could have been compromised by any one of the numerous WP exploits,” wrote Vadim Kotov in an adviso
The blog post of today is a bit different than usual, as you can read the full post on the Panda Security blog. Read it here: Yet another ransomware variant In this post I'm simply adding some additional information and repeating the most important points. So, there's yet another ransomware variant on the loose. You may call this one Chuingam (chewing gum?) ransomware or Xwin ransomware - pointing to respectively the file with this string 'Chuingam' dropped, or in the latter case the folder on C:\ it creates. Or just another (skiddie) Generic Ransomware. In the blog post above, I discuss the m