back to article Krita art app users targeted by ransomware posing as paid 'collaboration' opportunities

Krita, an open-source cross-platform digital painting application, has become the latest victim of ransomware – but rather than being attacked directly, its name is being used to spread malware among users via emails offering advertising revenue. In one example of the emails seen by The Register the recipient was offered a fee …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Always check the links

    Even if you are sure of who you think sent the mail, check that the links are genuine.

    This scam is likely to be quite effective because it is apparently well done and believable, but that just means that people don't pay enough attention to with whom they work.

    If you're a professional using a product, you should know what domains that product is attached to. Any mail you receive purporting to be from that company should absolutely only be from one if its own domains.

    If you have a doubt, just email that company's support and forward them a copy, asking them if it is genuine.

    Think before you click.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: you should know what domains that product is attached to ...

      Heh ... and how many domains does web outlook want to download javascript from? :-)

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