New Malware Uses Bogus Copyright Infringement Alerts

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Aron Schatz
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April 13, 2010
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Ah, well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Apparently, there is a new "ransomware" that uses a fake "copyright violation notice" as its method for tricking users out of $400.

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Upon execution the ransomware will change the Desktop’s wallpaper to the “Warning! Piracy detected!” background.
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It will then make sure the warnings appear every time the end user restarts PCs. In between, it will lock down the end user’s Desktop, featuring the “Copyright violation: copyrighted content detected” window


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