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Popcorn Time malware

nodle

Cheesemonger
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I'm kinda glad I don't have to deal with this stuff anymore.

A new ransomware variant has been discovered using an innovative system to increase infections: the software turns victims into attackers by offering a pyramid scheme-style discount.

Any user who finds themselves infected with the Popcorn Time malware (named after, but unrelated to, the bittorrent client) is offered the ability to unlock their files for a cash payment, usually one bitcoin ($772.67/£613.20).

But they also have a second option, described by the developers as “the nasty way”: passing on a link to the malware. “If two or more people install this file and pay, we will decrypt your files for free”.
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C Pav

Codename: GB6
Members
Unless you have magic powers to run Apple crap software on it or never hook to the internet. Don't even say Linux or anything else.
 
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