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Ransomware lets you call fake Microsoft support to unlock your system

Posted on Tuesday, November 29 2016 @ 16:08:58 CET by


Neowin writes about a new piece of ransomware called Vindows Locker (not a typo). Once your system is infected, this ransomware shows a message urging you to call a fake Microsoft support number to get your files back for a charge of $349.99. The scam was discovered by Avast malware analyst Jakub Kroustek.
Discovered by Jakub Kroustek, reverse engineer and malware analyst over at Avast, Vindows Locker (not a typo) employs the use of technical support scams in order to demand the ransom from its victims. It will display the following ransom note, which includes a picture of an Indian tech scammer.

"this not microsoft vindows support
we have locked your files with the zeus virus
do one thing and call level 5 microsoft support technician at 1-844-609-3192
you will files back for a one time charge of $349.99"
Malwarebytes was able to develop a tool to decrypt affected files, it can be downloaded over here.

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