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IC3 Issues Alert on CryptoWall Ransomware

Original release date: June 23, 2015

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert warning that U.S. individuals and businesses are still at risk of CryptoWall ransomware fraud. Scam operators use ransomware—a type of malicious software—to infect a device and restrict access until a ransom fee is paid­­. Individuals and organizations are discouraged from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee files will be released.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IC3 Alert for details and refer to the US-CERT Alert TA-295A for information on crypto ransomware.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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