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Cryptolocker, Snapchat & CoinYe West

Cryptolocker is the vicious ransomware that is shutting PC users out of their personal files and charging them large fees in return for a passkey to access them again. The virus has spread quickly over the past year and the estimated figures of infected units have been revealed by Dell Secureworks.

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Technology Christmas Wish List

Festivities have begun, and Unravelling Tech HQ has started putting together their Christmas Wishlist. There are a number of big hitters in the bid for Christmas supremacy in electronics and technology, with the two front runners in direct competition with each other. 

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Cryptolocker Targets the UK

In one of our posts on internet security, we covered the increasing threat of a new type of ransomware called Cryptolocker. The malware, when installed on a user’s computer, encrypts their files and then demands payment to decrypt them. The user is presented with a timer that counts down and an ominous message explaining that if payment isn’t received before the timer reaches zero, all of the files will be destroyed with no chance of them ever being recovered.

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Bitcoin and The Closure of Silk Road

Despite being less than 5 years old, the digital currency Bitcoin will endure a huge test of sustainability as one of its biggest marketplaces has been seized by the FBI who confiscated a large number of Bitcoins in the process. The closure of Silk Road, an online market on the deep web, will drastically limit the number of outlets for Bitcoin and transactions taking place. Is the online currency trend over before it has begun?

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