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« on: October 12, 2013, 08:32:27 PM »

To put it simply, CryptoLocker encrypts the files on the computer and holds them for ransom.  There is only one private key available to unencrypt the public key and it is stored on a secret server with a time bomb set to destroy the key if the ransom isn't paid by the deadline.  Depending on the version, the ransom is $100 to $300 with a deadline for payment of between ~72 to 100 hours.

Additional information an references are available in my blog post, CryptoLocker Ransomware.
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 04:13:33 PM »

Due to the incorrect and vague information available on CryptoLocker, Grinler published a guide containing all the known information on CryptoLocker to this date.   

CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 10:02:12 AM »

Grinler's guide has been updated with new information. Of particular interest it the information about CryptoPrevent. CryptoPrevent is a free utility by Foolish IT LLC that automatically adds the suggested Software Restriction Policy Path Rules (listed in the guide) to your computer. The added Software Restriction Policies are to prevent CryptoLocker and Zbot from being executed in the first place.
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