Siddhesh Chandrayan, for Symantec, reports on a particularly vicious example of social engineering designed to scare a victim into ringing a fake support line:
Wosar points out that in theory at least, this malware could easily be repackaged for OS X and Linux:
Das sollte bedeuten, dass sich Ransom32 auch leicht für Linux und Mac OS X packen lässt – zumindest in der Theorie.
Added to the ransomware resources page and will also be added to Mac Virus.
Added to the resource page today:
Here’s a further Mac Virus article in the light of an F-Secure article explaining that pop-up blocking in Safari doesn’t fix the iOS Support Scams issue I added yesterday: A bit more on iOS support scams. I don’t necessarily include links here that are internal to a link that I have added here, but as this issue still seems quite ‘live’ I will this time:
I also notice that there’s a Wikipedia article on support scams here. It’s not exactly comprehensive, but it’s reasonably accurate and even links to a couple of my articles.
Analysis by Bojan Zdrnja at the Internet Storm Center here:
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