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Major Increase of Dangerous Filecoders Trojans reported

Ransomware is spreading like a virus across the world. There is a new report that points at the new kind of virus which is causing damage to internet users across the globe. ESET Malware Research Lab has reported an unusual spike in the actvity of Filecoder malware - trojans that encrypt user files and try to extort a ransom from the victim in exchange for a decrypting software. ESET LiveGrid technology- the company's cloud-based malware collection system - has shown a rising weekly number of Win32/Filecoder detections by over 200% since July 2013 from average numbers in January - June 2013. Significant  share of detection (44%) are from Russia, but a significant  share is reported in southern Europe (Italy, Spain), Central and Eastern Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Ukraine), and the United States.
To infect the computer, cybercriminals are using various infiltration methods: drive-by downloads from malware-laden websites; e-mail attachments, installation th…