New Ransomware Victimizes by Using Audio File, Finds Trend Micro
Security researchers from Trend Micro the security company recently detected one ransomware sample, which uses certain audio recording towards making its victims believe into submitting a fine.
It maybe noted that ransomware, which's highly destructive, disables computer screens alternatively encodes to lock data files followed with asking for a fine payment so that the system's working can be restored. Often such malware misuses any law enforcement body's reputation towards convincing victimized computer owners that since they downloaded illicit material, officials have blocked their machines.
Normally, there flashes a notice on the user's destabilized PC screen.
But in the current instance, Trend Micro's researchers found that the ransomware utilized an audio recording which again and again told Internet users that they had breached national law owing to which they had to submit USD200 (EUR160) as fine so their systems could be unlocked.
The ransomware that the researchers recognized as TROJ_RANSOM.AAF and TROJ_RANSOM.CXB installed one mp3 file inside its existing directory.
Meanwhile, there was exchange of information through malicious websites.
Now according to a remark by security researchers, the new strategy's efficacy may really be hard to tell. Anybody may feel uneasy when their PC screams it's been locked because of copyright infringement as well as dissemination of porn, as also maybe fairly simple to convince towards making a payment.
The FBI, in any case, has alerted Internauts on the importance of avoiding getting victimized with the new ransomware campaign.
Thus it suggests that in case of any person getting victimized he should inform the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) via the www.ic3.gov website. Moreover, users who even if manage to restore their locked PCs should take the help of a computer technician as the malware might still be on the machine while stealing sensitive data.
Eventually, the new assault follows information that Loucif Kharouni, Senior Threat Researcher at Trend Micro just published regarding one ransomware program called Police Trojan. He posted that the Trojan displayed one notice apparently from the victim's area cops because he supposedly committed crime and due to which his system had been locked till he paid up.
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» SPAMfighter News - 17-10-2012