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Tommy Armendariz

Windows Trojan Downloads Ransomware Cribit

By March 31, 2014

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Cribit RansomwareWindows users infected with a particular Trojan downloads ransomware that encrypts computer files and demands Bitcoin payment to decode the data. According to Trend Micro, the Windows Trojan called Fareit is an information stealer that downloads other malware, such as Zeus. Recently, it has been determined that Fareit also downloads "Cribit."

One of the Cribit variants uses an English message for ransom, and another variant delivers a multilingual ransom note which includes 10 different languages. In the ransom note, users are directed to a Deep Web website accessible only through Tor. The malware demands $240 worth of Bitcoins. To avoid being infected, avoid clicking on embedded links in emails and keep your software updated on a regular basis.

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Comments
April 7, 2014 at 10:08 pm
(1) Bob says:

Thank you Tommy for your advice,concerning the ransom ware is there any way to get it off the computer without F disc?

I have a back up of my operating system(Vista home premium) so if ever I am infected with the ransom ware can I use those 3 DVD’s to get rid of it and go back to normal?

I am not a computer Genius like you so I am not sure how to fix it if happens,I never open links in an email I do not know or subscribe to.

I am a disabled Marine Vietnam Combat Veteran and do not have much extra money to fix the ransome ware if I get it.

Thank you
Bob

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