Hackers Giving up on Crypto Ransomware. Now They Just Lock Up Device, Hope You Pay

Malware slingers have gone back to basics with the release of a new strain of ransomware malware that locks up compromised devices without encrypting files.

The infection was discovered on a porn site that redirects users to an exploit kit that pushes the ransom locker malware. Researchers at Cyphort Labs who discovered the threat said it was the first of its kind that they had seen in some time.

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