Most ransomware request money to unlock files, regularly in the form of bitcoins, but this is wants nudes.

New Ransomware aks for nude photos as Payment

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New Ransomware aks for nude photos as Payment

 

New Ransomware aks for nude photos as Payment. Most ransomware request money to unlock files, regularly in the form of bitcoins, but this is the first time to see a malware requiring nude photos in return to getting access to their machine back. New Ransomware aks for nude photos as Payment.

Called nRansomware, the ransomware was recognized by a security researcher MalwareHunterTeam who published the screenshot of the ransom notes asking users for their private photos. The notes also showed a short message explaining how a victim can forward their photos to the hackers behind this malware.

New Ransomware aks for nude photos as Payment

nRansom Ransom Note:

“Your computer has been locked. You can only unlock it with the special unlock code, go to protonmail.com and create an account. Send an email to 1_kill_yourself_1@protonmail.com. We will not respond immediatly. After we reply, you must send at least 10 nude pictures of you. After that we will have to verify that the nudes belong to you. Once you are verified, we will give you your unlock code and sell your nudes on the deep web”

Once the malware (nRansom.exe) is executed, it will display a stupid lock screen with a tiled Thomas & Friends background that asks for private pictures and then plays the your-mom-gay.mp3 MP3. In fact, this is not a ransomware and simply a locker. You just need to enter a code to unlock the screen. New Ransomware aks for nude photos as Payment.

To terminate this locker, you can manually minimize the screen and just kill the nRansom.exe process.

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Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. While some simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, more advanced malware uses a technique called cryptoviral extortion, in which it encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. In a properly implemented cryptoviral extortion attack, recovering the files without the decryption key is an intractable problem – and difficult to trace digital currencies such as Ukash and Bitcoin are used for the ransoms, making tracing and prosecuting the perpetrators difficult. New Ransomware aks for nude photos as Payment.

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