Hutchinson Business Data Theft 02 Apr 14

A business in Hutchinson is reporting the theft of data worth an estimated $240,000. RD Machine Inc. reported to police that a message from “CryptoLocker” popped up on their work computer asking for $400. The company reportedly purchased a “Green Dot Card” for $400 for data that was taken from the computer and was basically being held for ransom. The claim was that once the money was paid, the data would be released back to the company, but it was not. The value of the loss is based on two full-time employees working about 10,000 hours to produce the data. CryptoLocker is a ransomware trojan that targets computers running Microsoft Windows, and first surfaced in September 2013.