Ransomware threat actors have been stepping up their game, in the latest trend, the threat actors make use of a ransomware note that claims that a lot of things have happened to your system in the last couple of months.
Your account is hacked! ransomware attack
In this attack, the threat actor claims that since a couple of months the following actions have been performed by the threat actor:
- That the threat actor has installed spyware
- That the account of the victim has been breached
- That the threat actor has made footage of the victim
- That the threat actor has remote desktop control
- That the threat actor has obtained credentials by the use of a keylogger
- That a back-up has been made by the threat actor of all files and contact details
- The threat actor has recorded desktop footage and webcam footage
- The threat actor keeps track of the victim by using a Facebook tracking pixel
The ransomware note
Your account is hacked! Modify the password immediately!
You do not know anything about me and you really are probably interested for what reason you are getting this letter, right?
I’m hacker who cracked your emailand systema few months ago.
Do not try to msg me or alternatively find me, it’s impossible, since I sent you this message from YOUR own account that I’ve hacked.
I’ve build in spyware to the adult vids (porn) website and guess you have watched this website to have some fun (you know what I mean).
When you were paying attention to video clips, your internet browser started out functioning like a RDP (Remote Control) with a keylogger that granted me authority to access your desktop and network camera.
After that, my software aquired all info.
You have entered passwords on the sites you visited, and I sniffed them.
Surely, you are able change them, or possibly already changed them.
But it does not matter, my spyware renews needed data every time.
And what did I do?
I compiled a backup of your system. Of all files and contacts.
I formed a dual-screen videofile. The 1 screen demonstrates the video that you were watching (you have the perfect preferences, wow…), and the second screen displays the tape from your webcam.
What actually do you have to do?
Great, in my opinion, 1000 USD will be a realistic amount of money for this small riddle. You’ll make your payment by bitcoins (if you do not recognize this, try to find “how to purchase bitcoin” in Google).
My bitcoin wallet address:
(It is cAsE sensitive, so just copy and paste it).
You will have only 48 hours to make the payment. (I built in an unique pixel to this e-mail, and at this time I know that you have read through this email).
To monitor the reading of a message and the actions inside it, I installed a Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (The stuff thatis applied for the authorities might actually helpus.)
In case I fail to get bitcoins, I will immediately direct your recording to all your contacts, including family members, co-workers, etcetera?
Another ransomware note
Your account was hacked! Modify the pswd right away!
You might not know anything about me and you are most likely interested for what reason you are receiving this particular email, proper?
I’m ahacker who crackedyour emailand digital devicesnot so long ago.
Never try out to contact me or alternatively look for me, it is not possible, since I directed you a letter using YOUR account that I’ve hacked.
I have started spyware to the adult vids (porn) website and guess you enjoyed this site to have a good time (you know what I really mean).
During you have been taking a look at videos, your browser began to act as a RDP (Remote Control) with a keylogger that gave me permission to access your screen and network camera.
Next step, my softwaregatheredall info.
You wrote passwords on the web services you visited, and I caught all of them.
Without a doubt, you can modify them, or already changed them.
However it does not matter, my app updates it every time.
What actually did I do?
I made a backup of your device. Of all files and personal contacts.
I formed a dual-screen videofile. The 1st part presents the film you had been observing (you have an interesting preferences, ha-ha…), the 2nd part reveals the movie from your webcam.
What exactly do you have to do?
Well, in my view, 1000 USD will be a realistic price for our small riddle. You will do the deposit by bitcoins (if you do not know this, try to find “how to purchase bitcoin” in any search engine).
My bitcoin wallet address:
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it).
You have 2 days in order to make the payment. (I built in an exclusive pixel to this message, and at this point I understand that you have read through this email).
To trackthe reading of a letterand the activityin it, I usea Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (That whichis appliedfor the authorities may helpus.)
If I do not get bitcoins, I shall immediately send your video to each of your contacts, such as family members, co-workers, etcetera?
The bitcoin wallet used by the threat actor
It seems that the some victims have paid the threat actor. If we take a look at the wallet, we will see the following values shown in the picture below.
What to do
Never pay the ransomware, as there is no guarantee that you will get your files back. On the other side, if the threat actor has access to your system, there is no guarentee that after the payment, the threat actor will leave you alone, or will not sell your infected client to bot herders.
- Do install an antivirus on your system, this solution can protect you against multiple ransomware threats
- Do make sure that you have your environment updated with the latest versions and patches.