Don’t open that official-looking message! It competence be a virus, according to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). The British watchdog has issued a warning about a new call of Bitcoin ransomware.
The crypto-related malware attacks disguised as messages from British supervision agencies and obvious companies like British Gas, Ministry of Justice and UK Home Office. The official-looking emails are being used to widespread TorrentLocker malware, that includes opposite pathogen variants that reason a victim’s digital files warrant unless a release in Bitcoin is paid to a hackers.
According to a cybersecurity watchdog, a emails “sent” by British Gas make a victims click an connection or couple by revelation them the summary includes their latest bill or statement, while a messages from the Ministry of Justice and Home Office enclose a couple or connection with information on an upcoming justice case.
If a victims follow a couple instead of downloading a attachment, they are asked to fill in a captcha code box with a formula provided,