Over the last few months there has been a massive outbreak of the Ransomware CryptoLocker.  CryptoLocker is malware that first silently encrypts a user’s files and then requires the user pay a ransom to obtain the encryption key needed for decrypting the files.  CryptoLocker “Racketeer” (details about the name “Racketeer” at the end of the post) has been distributed through fake Energy Australia electricity bills. The phishing emails look very authentic, making them a powerful tool for delivering the malicious software.  On May 30th 2014, Energy Australia published a warning “New email scam reported” with an example of the hoax email. (more…)