Wednesday, 18 November 2015

New Service Makes Online Extortion Easily Accessible

A new service enables online extortion using ransomware easily accessible. Interested parties can log on to the new service by paying one-time $ 50 and the amount to indicate that victims must pay to regain access to their files hostage.

10% commission

The proceeds are paid directly into Bitcoin payments, minus a 10 percent commission for the new Crypto Locker Service, says Trend Micro. The recommended amount of the ransom is $ 200. The crypto ransomware where use is made ​​of, is effective with Windows users but it seems that there are also plans to develop this crypto locker for other operating systems.

The owner of the crypto locker service is a familiar face in the cyber underworld. It is about 'Fakben "the former manager of Evolution, the black market on the Tor network which was closed earlier.

Although it is not yet clear what the implications of this new service will be, it is not inconceivable that the number will rise ransomware incidents. It is recommended to make regular backups so there is no need to pay the extortionists in the event of an incident. Paying ransom will publish only encourage more attacks.

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