Ilya Levin ilevin at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 02:06:19 EDT 2008

Leichter, Jerry <leichter_jerrold at emc.com> wrote:
> Computerworld reports:
> http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9094818
> on a call from Kaspersky Labs for help breaking encryption used by some
> ransomeware:  Code that infects a system, uses a public key embedded in

This is ridiculous. It set a totally wrong message. Converting
a plain vanilla crime into a geeky challenge for whatsoever marketing
purposes is a dead end.

A blackmailer demanding a ransom is not a technological issue but
a matter of FBI/ Interpol/ FSB/ you name it. A person behind Gpcode
must be tracked down to face criminal charges. Apart from setting
an example to future morons, it will give all the necessary keys
at once.


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