Security researchers have stumbled upon a new piece of ransomware that blocks an infected computer from accessing the Internet until a fee is paid via SMS (text message).
The latest ransomware file is bundled
with a program called uFast Download Manager. Once a machine is
infected, a message is posted in Russian demanding a
ransom under the guise of activating the uFast Download Manager
Here is a rough English translation:
Internet access is blocked due to violation of the
license agreement schedules of uFast Download Manager
You must activate your copy
Get a registration code by sending an SMS with the following
code fw0004199 to number 7122
In response you will receive an activation message.
Enter the activation message received from the SMS response ________
CA is offering an activation code generator for this particular ransomware variant.