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Posted on: 11 Aug 2016 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

Hitler themed ransomware deletes your files!


Cyber criminals have created a new Hitler themed ransomware virus that deletes data on a computer. The new ransomware will display a lock screen which features the Austrian dictator, along with a false statement which says the data has been encrypted.

This ransomware does not encrypt any data at all, it removes the extension for all files in different directories. Then it will display the lock screen showing a 1 hour count down until files are deleted.

After the 1 hour has passed the computer will freeze and crash, once the machines has rebooted it will delete all the files under the victim’s user profile.

ITWiser offer a wide range of services that can help prevent these situations, we offer penetrations tests which will interrogate your network. We also offer internal security audits and external security audits which highlight any concerns about the network. For more information, please get in touch.

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