New Ransomware use Anonymous name, "Your computer has been hacked by the Anonymous"

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Now a days, the number of ransomware attack is increasing.  Usually, the ransomware claim that victim has violated the law and names law enforcement (such as the CIA or FBI) to scare victims. Then , it will ask user to pay some ransom for unlocking thier computer.

Interestingly, new ransomware has been discovered by the Swiss security blog Abuse.ch that names the Anonymous Hackers instead of law enforcement.

In a tweet, Researcher posted about the Ransomware " #Ransomware: "Your computer has been hacked by the Anonymous Hackers Group and locked for the moment." pic.twitter.com/cmcSA0gY"


The new ransomware displays the following message instead:

We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

 Tango down!

    Your computer has been hacked by the Anonymous Hackers Group and locked for the moment. All files have been encrypted. You need to pay a ransom of £100 within 24 hours to restore the computer back to normal. If the ransom is not paid on time all the contents of your computer will be deleted and all your personal information such as your name, address, D.O.B., etc. will be published online, after this has been done the process, ram and motherboard will be fried. Any attempts to remove this virus will result in the consequences mentioned.

To unlock the computer, the ransomware ask user to  pay the money through ukash.  "When you pay the ransom your pc will get unlocked in 1 to 3 hours" The ransomware statement reads.


The strong reasons why it was not created by Anonymous:
  •  Anonymous never harm Individual users(i believe), Anonymous is activist who hack governments not innocent users
  •  Anonymous calls itself just "Anonymous" not "Anonymous Hackers Group."
  •  Anonymous never concerned about money.
  • *"Tango down" is the word used for DDoS attack not for malware attack.



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