Breaking Bad computer ransomware encrypts files, asks for up to $1,000 to regain access

Xavier La Canna reports:

A new computer virus has begun spreading in Australia that references the Breaking Bad TV show in a ransom note demanding up to $1,000 to decrypt files it infects.

A blog post from the Symantec anti-virus company on Sunday said the so-called crypto ransomware was a new threat to Australia.

Read more on ABC (AU).

And if you’ve been meaning to re-train your employees how not to fall for phishes or to open attachments, would this be a good time?

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