Spotted this in Sophos News this morning:
Gameover and CryptoLocker in concert
These two families of malware are often discussed together because Gameover, which gives its operators the power to upload new malware to already-infected computers, has been one of the ways by which CryptoLocker was distributed.
In other words, the crooks could milk you using Gameover; as soon as they thought they'd squeezed everything they could out of the Gameover part, they could "upgrade" you to CryptoLocker and sting you for a final $300.
With a 40% success rate against victims in the UK alone, if the University of Kent has it right, that's quite some sting.
Information regarding the current take-downs.. read more in the link
Be nice if the Private Keys could be made public...! or at least available so we could write a script to test them against locked files.. I have heard of people being told to delete their encrypted files "as they are infected"... WTF...
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/06 ... over-over/