8 Victims Of The Gameover Zeus, CryptoLocker Attacks


Massachusetts Police Department: $750 Ransom

A local police department based in Swansea, Mass., paid a $750 ransom to the criminals behind CryptoLocker after the agency's main file server, including administrative documents, investigative materials and digital photo mug shots were encrypted by the malware. The department paid funds last November to send two Bitcoins to the thieves for the key to unlock the files. The FBI estimates that there were $27 million in ransom payments made in the first two months of CryptoLocker's emergence.