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ESET LogoAnti-virus experts are warning about a surge of activity the malware FileCoder.

IT security company Eset reported about a rapid increase in activity a dangerous Trojan FileCoder, which encrypts your personal data files in order to extort money from the transcript. Most of the victims are Russian users. Experts have recorded an unusual burst of activity malware families Filecoder. According to data obtained using cloud technology Eset Live Grid, Win32/Filecoder activity compared with the average level recorded in the first half of 2013 increased by more than 200%.

From this activity the most affected people of Russia. According to Eset, Russia accounts for 44% of detections. In addition, a significant proportion of infections recorded in Europe – from extortionists FileCoder affected users from Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and Czech Republic. Also infected with this malware have been observed in the United States. (more…)