New ransomware locks PCs, demands premium SMS for removal

From ZDNet (Dancho Danchev)
PandaLabs is reporting on a newly discovered ransomware variant [pandasecurity.com]which locks the affected user’s PC, and demands a premium SMS in order to deactivate it.
The ransomware doesn’t have any self-propagation functions and appears to be coming under the form of a typical fake codec that has been affecting users for over a week now. The message (in Russian) demands that the affected user sends an SMS with the pseudo-unique number to the given number in order to receive deactivation code. Read the full story [zdnet.com]

From ZDNet (Dancho Danchev)

PandaLabs is reporting on a newly discovered ransomware variant [pandasecurity.com]which locks the affected user’s PC, and demands a premium SMS in order to deactivate it.

The ransomware doesn’t have any self-propagation functions and appears to be coming under the form of a typical fake codec that has been affecting users for over a week now. The message (in Russian) demands that the affected user sends an SMS with the pseudo-unique number to the given number in order to receive deactivation code. Read the full story [zdnet.com]

 

 

 

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