Ransomware pretending to be Windows 10 – IT Security

Beware of the first ransomware pretending to be Windows 10 Upgrade- IT Security

With almost everyone looking forward to upgrading their Windows 10, cybercriminals are also taking advantage of this hype. They are using they nasty old tricks to distribute ransomware disguised as Windows…

Beware of the first ransomware pretending to be Windows 10 Upgrade

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With almost everyone looking forward to upgrading their Windows 10, cybercriminals are also taking advantage of this hype. They are using they nasty old tricks to distribute ransomware disguised as Windows 10 upgrades through emails.

According to Bitdefender Antispam Labs, cybercriminals have started distributing CTB Locker through emails disguised as Windows 10 installation packs. These frauds encrypt files and demand 2 Bitcoins (~ $600) to be paid in 96 hours in order to return the files.

Microsoft released this highly anticipated update of Windows on July 29, gradually updating systems of users around the world. This was exploited by cybercriminals. Users supposedly get emails from Microsoft offering them to upgrade their OS to the long-awaited version right now.windows10

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