Windows 10: Meet the new ransomware that knows where you live Solved


  1. Posts : 15,511
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       07 Apr 2016 #1

    Meet the new ransomware that knows where you live


    If you don't make regular back ups, might be a good time to start......

    There's a new malware attack in town, and it's designed to hit a little too close to home.

    A new phishing campaign is sending thousands of ominous-looking emails that contain the recipient's home address.

    The well-worded email appears to come from a legitimate email address and domain name, and raises very few irregularities. The email comes with an demand for money for an arbitrary service, along with a link that purports to be an "overdue invoice."

    Click that link and open the file (which looks like a Word document), and you'll become the latest victim of ransomware -- that is, malware that encrypts your files and locks you out of your computer until you pay a
    ransom.

    The longer you wait, the larger the ransom you have to pay.
    Meet the new ransomware that knows where you live | ZDNet
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  2.    08 Apr 2016 #2

    Ransomware is getting out of control...
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  3. Posts : 1,627
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       08 Apr 2016 #3

    Unfortunately this will continue until users become better educated and stop clicking on links in spam mail.

    I only ever open an email that I am expecting, I know what if any invoices I am expecting, It's just common sense. Strangely enough If I get junk mail through my letter box it gets binned not opened, (often in full view of the person who who just posted it)
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1703 x64 16288.1000
       08 Apr 2016 #4

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Ransomware is getting out of control...
    Indeed, then again I am well protected, so I do not even consider it as a threat.

    Ransomware one of the biggest threats in 2016

    FBI Says Threat From Ransomware™ Is Expected to Grow - WSJ
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