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Ransomware plays pirated Windows card, demands $143
« on: September 07, 2011, 10:57:21 am »
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Cybercriminals are trying to trick Windows users into paying [euro]100 ($143) by claiming that they're running a counterfeit copy of the operating system, a security expert said today....
...According to Corrons, the on-screen instructions claim that unless the victim pays the ransom, all data on the machine will be lost. Local prosecutors will be notified unless payment is made within 48 hours, the scam adds.
"They have played two cards here," said Corrons, "saying they are Microsoft and that [prosecutors] are aware of the situation."
Both claims are fake, Corrons added. "After two days, nothing happens. You can still use your computer [and] no files are deleted," he said.

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