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Its payload hid the files on the hard drive and encrypted only their names, and displayed a message claiming that the user's license to use a certain piece of software had expired.

The user was asked to pay US9 to "PC Cyborg Corporation" in order to obtain a repair tool even though the decryption key could be extracted from the code of the Trojan. Popp was declared mentally unfit to stand trial for his actions, but he promised to donate the profits from the malware to fund AIDS research.

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In August 2010, Russian authorities arrested nine individuals connected to a ransomware Trojan known as Win Lock.However, one high-profile example, the "Wanna Cry worm", traveled automatically between computers without user interaction.Starting from around 2012 the use of ransomware scams has grown internationally.In February 2013, a ransomware Trojan based on the Stamp.EK exploit kit surfaced; the malware was distributed via sites hosted on the project hosting services Source Forge and Git Hub that claimed to offer "fake nude pics" of celebrities.