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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Symantec saw a 500 percent increase in 2013 in malware such as CryptoDefense, which encrypts people's files and demands payment in bitcoin.

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