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20 December 2017

Five arrested for spreading ransomware throughout Europe and US

During the last week, Romanian authorities have arrested three individuals who are suspected of infecting computer systems by spreading the CTB-Locker (Curve-Tor-Bitcoin Locker) malware - a form of file-encrypting ransomware. Two other suspects from the same criminal group were arrested in Bucharest in a parallel ransomware investigation linked to the US.

Source: https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/five-arrested-for-spreading-ransomware-throughout-europe-and-us