Dutch arrest two in 'CoinVault' computer blackmail case

Pair thought to have affected 1,500 computers.

Reporting by Toby Sterling, editing by Larry King

Reuters: Dutch police said on Thursday they had arrested two men on suspicion of using malicious software known as “CoinVault” to try to extort money from victims whose computers they hacked.

CoinVault, first identified by online security firm Kaspersky Lab in 2014, encrypts a target computer’s files and then posts a message on the screen demanding a ransom in exchange for the digital key needed to decrypt them.

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