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Offline Mave

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New ransomware scam asks for nude pics to unlock files
« on: September 25, 2017, 07:32 »
New ransomware scam asks for nude pics to unlock files



A few months ago, two ransomware scams made news for asking users to play video games in order to get their files back. One of them asked users to play Japanese game while the second one asked users to play “click me” game.

Now, a similar but a perverted kind of ransomware attack has hit the road that does not ask users for a ransom in Bitcoin but to submit their nude pictures, and in return, they might get their files back. Yes, you read that right.

Dubbed nRansomware, the ransomware was identified by a security researcher MalwareHunterTeam who shared the screenshot of the ransom note asking users for their private pictures. The note also displayed a brief message explaining how a victim can send their pictures to the cybercriminal behind this scam.

The note is powered by a theme song of popular HBO TV series  Curb Your Enthusiasm and images of Thomas the Tank Engine character.



Source and more: https://www.hackread.com/new-ransomware-scam-asks-nude-pics-unlock-files/

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Re: New ransomware scam asks for nude pics to unlock files
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 07:43 »
Okay... but this seems like it would only work if you manage to snare a pretty woman. If, say, some fat overweight hairy guy sends you 10 pics, what then?
Also, why not just overload that email address with a crapload of gore or something?