New ransomware Torrentlocker earns cyberciminals $300k in Bitcoins

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We’ve just posted the following news: New ransomware Torrentlocker earns cyberciminals $300k in Bitcoins[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/10/myce-torrentlocker-95x75.png[/newsimage]

The ransomware Torrentlocker earned the cybercriminals behind the malware more than $300,000, according to the Dutch security research company Fox-IT. The malware spreads in e-mails with track and trace codes of a fake postal company.

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Do people still fall for this crap ??


#3

[QUOTE=paulw2;2739315]Do people still fall for this crap ??[/QUOTE]

I think the answer to that has to be ‘apparently so’ as otherwise these sorts of scams wouldn’t persist.

[B]Wombler[/B]


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[QUOTE=Wombler;2739325]I think the answer to that has to be ‘apparently so’ as otherwise these sorts of scams wouldn’t persist.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]
I just read an article in the St Maarten Press, about a guy who robbed 15,000 banks in one day without stepping out of his basement. :slight_smile:


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[QUOTE=paulw2;2739315]Do people still fall for this crap ??[/QUOTE]

Not me .
It hasn’t been a week since I received one though.
They can indicate they are sent by any of the delivery services.
I’ve had them saying they are from USPS,UPS,DHL,FedEX to name a few.
If you go in the “backdoor” with properties & don’t even open the e-mail you can tell from the e-mail address that it’s not from the indicated sender. The text viewed this way almost always states " A package could not be delivered. [B]Open attachment[/B] & print a shipping label.