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New extortion campaign threatens to install WannaCry ransomware and demands 2 bitcoins

New extortion campaign threatens to install WannaCry ransomware and demands 2 bitcoins
  • In this extortion campaign, scammers threaten to release all the tax-related documents to the tax department, lock the operating system, DDoS the network, and install WannaCry ransomware.
  • These scammers threaten that if you do not pay 2 bitcoins within 7 days then the attack will start and the price to stop the attack will surge up to 4 bitcoins.

What is the issue - A new extortion email campaign is going rounds that states your computer network has been hacked and it has been found out that you are hiding your taxes from tax authorities.

Why it matters - In this extortion campaign, scammers threaten to do the following,

  • Release all the tax-related documents to the tax department
  • Lock the operating system
  • DDoS the network, and
  • Install WannaCry ransomware.

What is the demand - In order to avoid the tax documents from being submitted to the tax department, DDos and WannaCry attack, these scammers demand two bitcoins within 7 days.

Worth noting

  • These scammers threaten that if you do not pay 2 bitcoins within 7 days then the attack will start and the price to stop the attack will surge up to 4 bitcoins.
  • Furthermore, the price will increase up to 1 bitcoin every day.

Contents of the email

These emails have subject lines similar to ‘Incident: <random characters>’, and the mail starts with the statement ‘Forward this mail to whoever is important in your company and can make decision!’. As per the report by BleepingComputer, the message read as follows:

“FORWARD THIS MAIL TO WHOEVER IS IMPORTANT IN YOUR COMPANY AND CAN MAKE DECISION! We Hacked network.
We Caught Communications.
We Backuped DATA And DOCUMENTS.
We send this mail to you in YOUR account.
After analyzing documents. We found Illegal activity - HIDING TAXES.
That we want? I want two (2) BitcoinTo wallet Bitcoin.1Dz7DbQmE7SNm3C5mb9syPcctgZECcCEbL
That we do if you don't pay bitcoin? We send these Documents and roofs to your Tax Department.
And in this time Your network will be DDoS.
Read that in this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_at...
We are locking your operation system.
Our friends, WannaCry, ready start and waiting command.
Read that in this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry_ransomware_...
This is our guarantee, that you don't clean evidence and building a protection policy.
If you don't pay by in 7 days, attack will start.
Attack including.
1.DDOS
2.Locking operation system
3.Sending all documents in Tax Departament
Yours service going down permanently and price to stop will increase to Four (4) BTC, Price will go up one (1) BTC for every day of the attack.
This is not a joke. Our attacks are extremely powerful - sometimes over 1 Tbps per second.And we pass CloudFlare and others remote protections! So, no cheap protection will help.
Prevent this problem all with just Two (2) BTC Pay to our wallet Bitcoin.1Dz7DbQmE7SNm3C5mb9syPcctgZECcCEbL AND YOU WILL NEVER AGAIN HEAR FROM US!
If you read, hear fake-experts and assure yourself that this is not true. Remember that they are not responsible and your life don't important him. Their business is to speak and make money. Your business to do and make money and stay freedom.
All mistakes in text we do specily.
Bitcoin is anonymous, nobody will ever know you cooperated.
Time started after open this mail.
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