The latest ransomware of 2016, Ransom32, is already out and hitting new threatening levels.
As many people have heard, ransomware is a type of virus or malware which encrypts users’ pc files and threatens to delete them forever, unless they pay the demanded ransom.
The security expert Fabian Wosar is warning computer users that: Ransom32 can be used by anyone who knows how to access their hidden servers in the Tor network. With the use of a simple Bitcoin address, this future felon can create their own malicious virus. The developers of Ransom32 can access a control center which holds statistics containing information, such as how many people they have infected and how much money they have achieved so far.
Ransom32 can also infect your PC with spam. The spam is hidden within RAR files and knows how to self-remove and install itself without you knowing. It encrypts data that has extensions such as .jpeg, .mp3, .mov, .mp4, .docx among others.
Be aware that if you are conscious enough, there is nothing to fear. Just do not open any suspicious emails, install an antivirus software and keep it updated at all times. Also, don’t forget to backup all of your PC files to make sure that your data is safe.