June 27, 2016

NASCAR team falls victim to ransomware, pays ransom

The team fell victim to ransomware in April this year, paid to get the decryption key, and successfully decrypted its encrypted files.

“Three company computers, all of which held Winston’s data, were recently infected by TeslaCrypt ransomware and the perpetrators demanded that the CSLFR team pay a ransom within 48 hours or their data would be gone forever,” AV outfit Malwarebytes explained.

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