New ransomware encrypts computer games and iTunes

Researchers have discovered a new form of ransomware that encrypts data from popular computer games like Call of Duty, Minecraft and World of Warcraft, as well as files from iTunes. It is a variant of the Crypto Locker ransomware.

The cybercriminals use flash ad banners. An infected banner sends visitors to the website on which it is automatically navigated to another website, where it attempts to infect the targeted device through vulnerabilities in IE and Flash Player.