Spam filters do a great job of filtering out the invitations to launder money for retired generals and get medication to aide in your night life but sometimes you can be on the receiving end of a blacklisting and it can be very frustrating to get off the list.
RansomWare is a type of malware that infects a computer and restricts it’s usage until you pay a ‘ransom’. In the case of CryptoLocker that ransom is either USD $100 or $300 depending on the variant. This particular strain encrypts all common files (word processor, spreadsheet etc) that the infected computer can access, this includes server shared folders and Dropbox shares. The only known way to decrypt is by paying the ransom or resorting to backups to restore the files from previous instances.