'SpriteCoin' ransomware takes advantage of cryptocurrency hype

Tom Allen
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The new ransomware encrypts files and delivers more malware instead of a decryption key

Bitcoin trundled on for close to a decade before it finally began to spike in value. Other digital currencies, like Ethereum and Monero, also started at a low point before hitting their stride and ...

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