Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless

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Jose Vildoza of Argentina, who works for a video game company, found a crucial error in a widespread type of malware that encrypts people's files and demands a ransom to unlock the data.

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