Is this news, or a Black Mirror synopsis ?
Hackers have unleashed a strain of scammer that activates on compromised computers when it encounters filenames containing strings that have been associated with child abuse clips and images. Ransoc kicks in when it finds potential "evidence" of child abuse material or media files downloaded via torrents on the targeted …
Wednesday 16th November 2016 13:25 GMT Little Mouse
Wednesday 16th November 2016 14:03 GMT 0laf
From the ransomware guys it's a pretty safe process. The ransomware 'victim' is hardly going to go to the police or seek help from anyone.
A nasty side being that these guys must have made a study of the images out there to come up with the searches.
But it must be a fairly small target. One would hope.
Thursday 17th November 2016 00:08 GMT Oldfogey
To catch these idiots, departments responsible for doing so only need to create a load of files with "suspicious" filenames (they will know from thier work what these should be), and make sure their machines are open to attack - perhaps by surfing some dodgy, but perhaps not illegal, sites. Then track the payment.