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Locker ransomware author apologises for actions and posts decrypt keys

John E Dunn | June 8, 2015
Keys for tens of thousands of PCs posted as promised with Bitcoin ransom addresses

"Now, this seems pretty wishy-washy. If you build code like this, you know very well what you are doing. The fact it was built as a 'sleeper' shows months-long careful planning."

It's a valid point. Not everyone who was infected with this program will see the message on how to reverse its effects, nor will everyone who paid a ransom in Bitcoins be aware that it is apparently possible to be refunded. The damage has already been done.

 

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