Bitcoin Ransomwares’ Epidemic Floods European Emails

Posted By: Ivana Capponi In: News On: Monday, January 18, 2016 Comment: 0 Hit: 418

A new Bitcoin Ransomware is spreading through email, hitting mainly italian email accounts. But this epidemic floods in Europe. Affected users find their files heavily encrypted, and are required to pay 500$ in Bitcoin to obtain the decryption key.

CoinTelegraph got the signal about the same problem from Slovenian Bitcoin Association. In the last few days, Slovenian mailboxes have been flooded by emails containing malicious file attachments.  Inside the attachment there is a well hidden javascript file. Once the recipient opens the malicious javascript, the script connects to a remote server and downloads the malicious code. If the affected computer is not or poorly secured the infection takes place.

Antivirus vendor Eset has classified and named the threat JS/TrojanDownloader.Nemucod.

According to virusradar.com, about 47% of the total are marked in Italy.

This evening, somebody opens an email and suddenly his hard disk begins to work frantically. After few minutes, in each.....

Keep reading at cointelegraph.com

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