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Windows 7: There's a new extortion trojan in circulation

12 Apr 2010   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
There's a new extortion trojan in circulation

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This one attempts to steal victims' money by bullying them to pay a "pre-trial settlement" to cover a "Copyright holder fine".

The victim is informed that an "Antipiracy foundation scanner" has found illegal torrents from the system. If he won't pay $400 (via a credit card transaction), he might face jail time and huge fines.

ICPP Copyright Foundation is Fake - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab


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12 Apr 2010   #2
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, Jacee.

Considering the number of software pirates who do download illegal torrents, that is a clever one. What would be ideal is if this nasty was only via torrents and people with pirated software quickly uninstalled it! (I know, dream on.)
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12 Apr 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Galadriel reported the website is now down ... but added this was just before some people were scammed into paying
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1040845AA2dqUl
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12 Apr 2010   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

That was fast work. Good! (I hope everyone realizes I was being facetious. I really don't want to see anyone ripped off by any scam.)

The Yahoo link doesn't seem to be working either.
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12 Apr 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I edited the link, it should work now.
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