Fresh Malware Version Asking for $50 Worth BTC
The malicious program, "Your Windows is Banned" first emerged during late 2016. At the time, PC-operators received a pop up message telling installation of Windows on their desktops had been aborted because of their contrary actions of terms and conditions of Microsoft.
In addition it was also mentioned in the missive that one required contacting Microsoft's technical support department at a particular number. However, dialing the given number produced no help whatsoever. Rather the person was connected with some entity offering unnecessary services at a price. The message also told end-users that they required making a payment of $99.99 to procure one fresh license.
Currently, the malicious program has returned in one fresh version using the same tricks for causing fear among end-users. The Merkel reported this. Clearly it is a scam. The "Your Windows is Banned" malware appears on desktop screens while locked and as the systems are booted.
There are two options the malicious program shows via its popup:
? User should purchase one fresh Windows key costing USD50
The second option clearly appears a scam. It further tells the user for making a $50 payment in bitcoin while go to one special URL.
Surprisingly, too many end-users fell for the gimmick and they paid the sum. Actually, users having authentic keys from Microsoft are forever in a position to challenge what the company decides about tentatively freezing their keys because of alleged dubious operations.
Besides, people are likely to dial the phone-number the popup provides unlike what in general users would've believed. Nevertheless, nobody received technical support. Instead there were promises of several useless services. Koddos.net posted this, September 11, 2017.
The kind of assaults is naturally highly immature while it's crafted for duping Internet novices not acquainted with various dangers. Therefore, when in doubt, users should directly contact the organization from where the message arrived. However, the greatest possibility is that the missive is false, while the victim's computer is nearly definitely contaminated with malware. So it is advisable to do one detailed malware scan with AV software.
» SPAMfighter News - 9/19/2017
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