Ransomware adds audio factor to make users pay up
Not pleased with just displaying the bogus FBI note, the scammers behind one of the many ransomware strategies going on presently are trying to attack the users’ other feelings as well.
According to Trend Micro engineers, the malware is provided along with a non-malicious MP3 computer file that gets duplicated in the current folder of the malware, and it regularly reminds customers that their system is blocked because of a certain breach on the government law they made.
The customers are requested to pay a “fine” of $200 to be able to get their pc unblocked, and to perform the transaction via MoneyPak, which is (conveniently) available in many of big retailers in the United States.
It’s hard to tell how efficient this new strategy is. I suppose anyone would be unpleasant with their pc shouting out loud that it has been blocked due to trademark breach and distribution of illegal adult material, and would be more quickly convinced to pay the money.