Sign up to extort hapless Windows users over Tor for mere Bitcoins a month! (credit: Malware, based on Node.js desktop framework, offered up to would-be extortionists for fee.)
In a blog post, Emisoft Chief Technology Officer Fabian Wosar described the malware and its Tor-based administrative Web interface. Users of the service log in with their Bitcoin wallet addresses; once they’re connected, they can configure features of the malware “client” for the service such as the messages displayed to victims during the malware installation and how much to demand in ransom for encryption keys. They can also track the payments already made and how many systems have become infected.
The Tor-based control panel for configuring Ransom32. Just click a few boxes, add some text, and you’re ready to extort. (credit: Emsisoft)
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