Virus WARNING - Ransomware threatens to upload YOUR photos to PORN sites, how to avoid it | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Virus WARNING - Ransomware threatens to upload YOUR photos to PORN sites, how to avoid it

Dubbed Karo, the malicious software holds users to ransom, threatening to leak personal and financial data online.

Unlike the majority of ransomware, which encrypts users’ files and withholds the key until the ransom is paid, Karo compels a much higher rate of payment amongst victims by using social engineering.

In addition to threatening to permanently delete affected files, Karo also threatens to leak personal and financial data online, as well as distribute any nude photos found on the victim’s computer to the victim’s contacts and to pornographic websites.

According to analysis conducted by phishing threat management firm PhishMe, the Karo ransomware does not actually have the ability to extract the information it threatens to leak from the victims’ computer.

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