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October 23, 2013

Upvoted: Using CryptoLocker's powers for good over the scam callers from "Windows"

So reading this great /r/talesfromtechsupport story, I wondered; instead of a zip full or porn and a zip full of viruses, just put one virus in there: CryptoLocker.

Once they run it (and they will) you have successfully damaged them but you have also, potentially, destroyed all the data they have harvested about other victims.

Going to try and find the time to create an XP virtual machine with just this on the desktop (maybe some fake family pics to make it look more legit). If anyone else does, and gets a call, would be brilliant to hear!

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