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Russian police have arrested 10 suspected members of a ransomware gang who allegedly made millions via a locked computer malware scam. PCs infected by the WinLock Trojan at the centre of the scam were rendered unusable because the malware disabled key Windows components. More embarrassingly pornographic images were displayed …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How did this trojan work?

    Would it have been prevented by patching Windows?

    1. Fatman Silver badge
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      RE: Would it have been prevented by patching Windows?

      How about: "Would it have been prevented by NOT USING Windows?"

  2. william henderson 1

    they

    obviously scrimped on the bribes

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Horns

    "Tens of thousands of victims, ...

    ...mostly in Russia, were hit by the scam"

    That's why they got caught. They should have scammed the west only.

    PS - That's what you get for using MS comrades.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    $16M in one month?

    so they had 8M in two weeks, if they had just stopped, they'd have probably gotten away with it.

    greedy bastards

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