This is not a joke. Heimdal Security disclosed a new variant of ransomware combining CryptoWall 4 and CryptXX. It has all the usual components of ransomware. The ransom itself is high: five bitcoins (about $2,200). Usually, ransoms are around $500.
In addition to the exceptional price, the ransomware adds some social engineering tricks. In the ransom screen, you will find: Your money will be spent for the children charity. So that is mean that You will get a participation in this process too. Many children will receive presents and medical help!
And We trust that you are kind and honest person! Thank You very much! We wish You all the best! Your name will be in the main donors list and will stay in the charity history!
So do not hesitate to pay, it is for the kiddies L
Moreover, there is an additional benefit.
Also You will have a FREE tech support for solving any PC troubles for 3 years!
Trust us L
Remember the best practices for avoiding ransomware:
- Backup your computer(s) regularly; Use a physical backup (air gaped) rather than a cloud-based one (unless it is disconnected). A new generation of ransomware also encrypts remote or cloud-based servers.
- Do not be infected; do no click on suspicious attachments or links in emails; avoid ‘suspicious’ websites.
- Protect your computer(s); up to date OS and antivirus