This Ransomware Demands Nudes Instead of Bitcoin
For years, cybercriminals have been extorting victims by locking their computers with malware. The hackers promise to give the victim their files back as long as they fork over the cryptocurrency—typically Bitcoin—within the stipulated time limit. Now, someone has added a new, perverse twist to this tried and tested scheme: demanding naked photographs instead of Bitcoin.
— MalwareHunterTeam (@malwrhunterteam) September 21, 2017
Researchers at MalwareHunterTeam, a research group focused on ransomware, spotted the software, called nRansomware on Thursday