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Ranscam and How it Works

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Ranscam and How it Works

July 15, 2016 — Ranscam works by infecting a PC and simply deleting users’ files. It then displays a pop-up image, downloaded from a remote server, that instructs the user to forward the money to a specific account if the user wants their files back. It also warns the user that by clicking the “pay” button without actually transferring money will delete one of their precious files. Obviously, even if users do pay, they never get their files back because they were already deleted.

Pretty nasty stuff, right? In an article from www.neowin.net , the writer explains that because of its function, Ranscam gives even Ransomware a bad name. Good news from this same article, though! “Ranscam seems to be limited in its spread and that the scammers behind it don’t seem to be receiving any money.” Take a look at the full article using the link below.

And remember — the best way to keep your systems protected against these kinds of attacks is to always trust your instincts!

https://www.neowin.net/news/ranscam-gives-ransomware-a-bad-name-by-deleting-users-files-even-if-they-pay

By |2018-06-02T17:39:21+00:00July 15th, 2016|Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

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Hi, everyone! My name is Jana Abbott Ricchetti, and I serve as Techni-Core's Team Lead, Project Manager for all IT and Cyber Security services, and Marketing/Business Development Manager. I am a graduate of Mississippi State University (Hail State!) with a degree in Communication Studies. I joined Techni-Core about four years ago. Over that time, I have worked with executive leadership to rebrand TCNS, expand service offerings, structure more successful and efficient compliance projects, and foster vendor relationships to serve all of our customers. The best part of my job is the reward of knowing that our services directly support the success of our customers - there is no better feeling! My customers are the bomb, and I am so honored that they trust me to manage their IT, Compliance, and Cyber services. I LOVE phone calls from customers, so give me a call any time you need anything - I am always happy to help.

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