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‘Holy Spirit’ seeking donations

January 18, 2014 at 1:26 am

It never ceases to amaze me how far virus developers will go to wreak havoc on someone’s machine.

The latest exploit involves The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost.¬† The exploit, identified as a Trojan Virus (Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Dapato.dggc)¬†locks up the users files, and then demands a donation for church repairs. (… and to pray real hard in the hopes that your files will get unlocked)

While some people may choose to pray that they haven’t lost everything, the malware maintains that it is acting in the name of the Holy Trinity.

Kaspersky Labs says the Russian Language Virus is circulating in a .zip archive format, with a handful of unspecified files.

This virus bares a striking similarity to the Crtyptolocker Virus. They both encrypt the user’s files, set a time windows on decryption, and try to extort money in order to regain access to your files. Although there is no resolve for the incrypted files, the Trojan can be removed leaving your files in an encrypted state.

The best piece of advise I can give it to continue with preventative maintenance of your PC, and be security conscious in every aspect of your surfing habits.



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