The piece of ransomware will be able to decrypt your files if you infect two other people
Today one cannot be surprised Ransomware. In this article we will talk about the popular but illegal program for viewing video from the torrents, Popcorn Time began to spread malicious software that encrypts all the contents of your computer and demands ransom. Options to regain access to the computer two: you can either pay the attackers one Bitcoin (about $ 500) or send pseudo-Popcorn Time two of his friends – and wait until they get paid.
Until now, computer security experts with the extortion scheme have not encountered: there is a lot of malware that spread by contact members, but none of them did not make yourself familiar offer click on the link and lose access to the necessary files. How well does the fake Popcorn Time, unclear: no data on the number of infected users do not like and it is unknown whether to send someone to your friends dangerous links. In addition, it remains to be seen how widely distributed Popcorn Time.
However, extortion usually clusters in families and strains which have similar attributes. Even if the Popcorn Time is not a viral hit, hackers could study its successes and failures, to make their own variations more effective. Protect from the program-extortionist Popcorn Time several ways: not to use pirated movie theater (the more so because it is illegal), to sit on the Mac OS (extortionist only works on Windows) or read carefully in Popcorn Time section on Reddit, where you can find a secure version.