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When Paying Out Doesn't Pay Off

Unread postby capnkrunch » July 19th, 2016, 2:25 pm

Ranscam is one of these new ransomware variants. It lacks complexity and also tries to use various scare tactics to entice the user to paying, one such method used by Ranscam is to inform the user they will delete their files during every unverified payment click, which turns out to be a lie. There is no longer honor amongst thieves. Similar to threats like AnonPop, Ranscam simply delete victims’ files, and provides yet another example of why threat actors cannot always be trusted to recover a victim’s files, even if the victim complies with the ransomware author’s demands.

Source: Cisco Talos Blog
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Re: When Paying Out Doesn't Pay Off

Unread postby NonSuch » July 19th, 2016, 4:59 pm

No honor among thieves indeed. :shock:

Thanks for posting this information, as well as the link to the article. :thumbleft:
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