The feverish mind of online criminals continues to surprise: this time with Let's go That encrypts the victim files and offers an opening option only after it has made other users familiar with it
Sometimes it seems that we have already seen all kinds of malware that can be imagined on the web: distributing sites Let's go Impersonating especially popular sites, damages that disguise themselves as innocent-looking image files, damages that managed to infect legitimate sites and unknowingly distribute to critics, infiltration into hospital and transportation computing systems, and the host's sensitive information and more - These are all just examples of the last year in a field that has become very profitable outlaws with knowledge and experience in the computer and software world.
Yet, Let's go A fresh market called Popcorn Time (regardless of the renowned P2P-based video streaming service) may be a new culprit in the field - one that incorporates social engineering to ensure that it continues to spread among users even if its online sources are blocked.
This feature works like most other modern ransom cases: some of the victim's personal files are encrypted with an advanced and challenging hacking key, and their release is only possible after transferring a single Bitcoin coin (with a current value of about 782 dollars) to a digital wallet and receiving an appropriate decoding code - Tapping the wrong code four times in a row can cause the information to be completely deleted, perhaps on purpose Challenge projects like No More Ransom Who claim to provide free solutions to all those who have been harmed by this despicable phenomenon.
Popcorn Time's upgrade comes with the option to receive suggested decoding code for users - if they decide to become victims to collaborators, they will distribute a dedicated link to paste between people they know (or not necessarily), leaving at least two new pastors to pay the required ransom. As mentioned, maliciousness on its behalf, as stated.
The new malware was originally discovered by members of the MalwareHunterTeam group In their Twitter account, And was documented in a more detailed manner At the Bleepingcomputer site Later. We have no information about its prevalence at this time, but there is no doubt that the proposal to catch up with others in the hope of getting a 'gift' at the expense of their money and suffering will help it spread more effectively than other ransom infractions.
Let us hope that this tactic will not become the new trend in the field, one that will begin to decorate the primitive and threatening screens of all the various ruthless infestations that are circulating in the net.