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Locky locks down

Ransomware scum have deployed PGP to block researchers.

Authors of the hugely prolific and as-yet unbroken Locky ransomware are using Pretty Good Privacy encryption to stop white hats peering into the communications traffic between victims and fleecers.

It means statistics on the number of infections will be harder to clean as well as the ransom demands and the types of systems being popped.

It will also make it harder for rival ransomware criminals to copy Locky, according to Avira security wonks ®

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