February 11, 2004
Given the pace of virus development, we are probably going to see even nastier criminal attacks in the future.
Some academics have predicted the rise of “cryptoviruses” — malware that invades your computer and encrypts all your files, making them unreadable. “The only way to get the data back will be to pay a ransom,” says Stuart Schechter, a doctoral candidate in computer security at Harvard.
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