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Newsbtc has a look at CryptMix the ransomware that gives to charity:

Doing something bad with good intentions don’t make it right! Maybe no one told this to the cybercriminals behind this new #Bitcoin #ransomware . CryptMix, the new ransomware doing rounds on the internet extorts money out of its victims, but forwards the ransom for #charity .

Like any other ransomware, CryptMix encrypts the files on the victim’s computer making it unusable....

In the ransom note, the hackers behind CryptMix explain the requirement of a special software with a special unique private key to decrypt the files. They quote the price of this ‘special software’ to be 5 BTC and the software, apart from decrypting the encoded files will also offer protection to the system, making it invulnerable. That’s not all, this special software also comes with three years of free tech support.

In order to appeal to the altruistic side of their victims, the hackers claim that the ransom paid to unlock the computer will be spent on a children’s charity, providing the underprivileged children with presents and medical help. However, they fail to divulge any other information about the so-called charity and which part of the world they are going to spend the ill-gotten money in.....

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