Popcorn Time Ransomware unlocks your files if you infect others

Out Now: A new kind of ransomware with its own spread, it's probably the kind you wouldn't want to encounter.

The dubbed “Popcorn Time” locks Windows PC files using strong AES-256 encryption until you pay a ransom of one bitcoin (or $780 at today's exchange rate).Ransomware

But this ransomware is somewhat different from the others.

Η οθόνη κλειδώματος θα σας επιτρέψει να ξεκλειδώσετε τα αρχεία σας με “άσχημο τρόπο.” Θα πρέπει να συνδεθείτε με δύο άλλα άτομα που προφανώς δεν σας αρέσουν. Αν μολυνθούν και πληρώσουν, τότε το αρχικό θύμα θα λάβει a decryption key.

Infected users have seven days to pay the ransom in bitcoins to an anonymous .

According to one Publication, the ever-evolving source code indicates that if a victim inserts the decryption code a little late, ransomware will permanently lock the files.

The ransomware got a new version this week to encrypt more files: documents, , music, Desktop folders, as well as dozens of file extensions.

A series of screenshots released by MalwareHunterTeam, which discovered ransomware, show that criminals have a "good intention"

They say the money "will be used for food, medicine and shelter for those in need" in Syria.

"We are extremely saddened that we are forcing you to pay, but that is the only way we can survive.", reports the ransomware.

See tweet with screenshots of MalwareHunterTeam, which announced the new ransomware

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