Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday May 07, 2012

New Ransomware Impersonating The DoJ

While something like this isn't likely to happen to any of you, we all have friends and family members that will be calling us for free tech support because the government is "after them." wink

In order to unlock their computer, the victim is instructed to pay a $100 fine to the US Department of Justice using prepaid money card services. The payment service options presented to the victim are based on the geographic location of their IP address. For example, users with US IP addresses must pay using MoneyPak or Paysafecard.