Ransomware demands additional payment to delete ‘criminal records’

November 13, 2013 – 8:49 PM

Back in July 2013, we had discovered a new method of spreading the infamous FBI ransomware by using JavaScript code and iframes to create an illusion that the victim’s browser was locked.

After several months, the threat is still very much alive hopping from one domain name to the next. The message is still the same and along these lines: “you have been downloading copyrighted material or pornographic images and you could go to jail… unless you pay the fine”.

But here’s a new twist being added: not only do you have to pay the first ransom to unlock your browser (USD$300) but a second screen comes up after with a processing fee (USD$ 450) to delete all criminal records.


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