‘Send Nudes’ Demand Crypto Ransomware Attackers

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A new ransomware malware called ‘Ransomwared’ has been employed in a number of new attacks. This particular variation of malware demands explicit nude pictures from its victims, instead of the more common demands for crypto payments. Crypto is out, nudity is in Security researchers have uncovered a new variety of ransomware known as Ransomwared, which demands nude photos, instead of crypto assets like Bitcoin and Monero from its victims. Once this attack infects a new machine, it encrypts data, with .iwanttits and .ransomwared file extensions. Once infected, the malware prompts users to send a nude photo of their breasts, in order to unlock the data that’s been held captive. Emsisoft, an anti-malware & anti-virus software company has already been able to develop tools to help victims recover data, without indulging the attacker’s x-rated demands. Emsisoft hasn’t spilled the beans on exactly how they were able to decrypt the data that…

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