Gpcode.AK is "ransom-ware" that intends to extort money from the victim by encrypting data files. It requires the victim to order the malware author's custom tool to restore the encrypted data.
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Gpcode.AK searches drives C to Z for the following file types on the system:
It then encrypts the discovered files using an RSA algorithm and renames them with a ._CRYPT extention and deletes the original files. As a ransom note, it drops the file !_READ_ME_!.txt to the directory that requires the victim to buy a custom decrypting tool from the malware author.
Description Created: 2008-06-08 22:03:26.0
Description Last Modified: 2008-06-09 12:36:25.0