northwest Fantom Ransomware: Windows Update Disguise
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Friday January 20 2017 12:38:48 AEDT PM
Home Help Login Register
News: forum firewall bad behaviour Cloudflare Bot scout
Welcome to the Australianelectronicgoldprospectingforum founded in July 2010, an add free totally independent forum with over 70 boards and paid for and managed by the Admin.Total forum Topics:8,578 Total forum Posts:40,000 Members: 612 Total page views:7,258,084 Admin and  forum and domain name owner :marjen at optusnet.com.au. Guests can only see a limited number of boards at present and cannot see any links. Guest cannot post and never will be permitted too!Registration of new members must be approved by admin.Anyone known to have any past or present association with Codan/ML or acting on their behalf as a proxy or intermediary  will not have their registration approved. All  original Photos and posts and  original materials displayed on this site are COPYRIGHTED and remain the property of the poster and the australianelectronicgoldprospectingforum.com. All messages on this forum express the personal views of the author and should not be interpreted as necessarily being in accord with those of the forum owner and neither the owner of this forum and its domain name nor SMF or the forum software developers or the forum host shall be held responsible for the content of any message. Admin reserves the right to remove any offensive or objectionable posts. No defamatory material or politics/religion or issues of race will be permitted.
QED coming soon!
Goldsearch Australia has been appointed the Australian Distributor for the QED.Check their website after  Wed 7th Dec 2016.
Global temperature goes from heat record to heat record, yet the sun is at its dimmest for half a century.
What is empirical  evidence?
Empirical evidence is information acquired by observation or experimentation. This data is recorded and analyzed by scientists and is a central process as part of the scientific method. Why is everything posted on climate by Inhere always horseshit?
Poor old  Inhere on finders still does not know the difference between weather and climate!The silly old goat seems to think because some places have recently had very cold weather that this brings into question  AGW!  Only right wing rabble rubbish climate deniers like horseshit Inhere don't  seem to understand  that AGW will mean that some regions of the earth will become colder!

australian electronic gold prospecting forum.com  |  Off topic  |  Off topic  |  computers and computer security, mobile phones,laptops, ipads  |  Topic: Fantom Ransomware: Windows Update Disguise 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Fantom Ransomware: Windows Update Disguise  (Read 105 times)
Doug
Administrator
Revered Supreme Hero Member
*******
Online Online

Posts: 14906



« on: Thursday October 20 2016 13:51:47 AEDT PM »

Fantom Ransomware: Windows Update Disguise
Posted by ThreatTrack Security Labs On September 19, 2016 In ThreatTrack Security Labs No comments
A new ransomware called Fantom has been discovered that disguises itself as a Windows update. When executed, like the latest ransomware variants, it will encrypt your files and later ask for payment to decrypt them.
The ransomware was written in C#. This code was retrieved from a publicly available ransomware framework. This was used by cybercriminals as an advantage in easily creating ransomwares.
To add to the deception, the file is labeled as a critical Windows update and it was from Microsoft as shown in the properties below.
  
doug smile
Logged

All posts on this forum are the personal views of the author and should  not necessarily be  interpreted as those of Admin The QED contains NO patented or protected IP!!! No fake users on this site! This forum does not depend on  guest posting liars to survive!1/2 wit powerless to login and post! LO
Prospector_Al
invited members
Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 690


Turkish Technology Rocks


« Reply #1 on: Sunday December 18 2016 09:45:59 AEDT AM »

  
Fantom Ransomware: Windows Update Disguise
Posted by ThreatTrack Security Labs On September 19, 2016 In ThreatTrack Security Labs No comments
A new ransomware called Fantom has been discovered that disguises itself as a Windows update. When executed, like the latest ransomware variants, it will encrypt your files and later ask for payment to decrypt them.
The ransomware was written in C#. This code was retrieved from a publicly available ransomware framework. This was used by cybercriminals as an advantage in easily creating ransomwares.
To add to the deception, the file is labeled as a critical Windows update and it was from Microsoft as shown in the properties below.
  
doug smile


Hi Doug,  Speaking of Ransomware, I just got an email from the Australian Taxation Authority, stating that "action is required".  Unfortunately, I couldn't open the message, so I don't know what kind of action is expected.  Have I been awarded Honorary Australian Citizenship, so that taxes are due?  What if i don't take action?  Is this some kind of scam?

Confused in California
Logged

Süper Altin Dedektör: Exclusive rights for Australia and the U.S.A.
IBGold
invited members
Junior Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 363


IBGold at home.


« Reply #2 on: Sunday December 18 2016 15:59:50 AEDT PM »

SCAM Al.

Regards, Ian.
Logged

Regards, Ian.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
australian electronic gold prospecting forum.com  |  Off topic  |  Off topic  |  computers and computer security, mobile phones,laptops, ipads  |  Topic: Fantom Ransomware: Windows Update Disguise « previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder

BisdakworldClassic design by JV PACO-IN
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
gold