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« 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.
  
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« 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.
  
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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?

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

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