Ransomware targets Windows 10 users

Windows 10 Becomes a Hunting Ground for Hackers

A ransomware scam has been ruining the experience for the users of Microsoft’s latest offering.

If you have upgraded to Windows 10, then it is more than likely that you will come across malware of some sort. The hackers are targeting new users with different scam emails that, upon being opened, will install certain malware on your computer.

Cisco, a security company, has especially warned people against opening any spam emails. The malware present in these scam emails is ransomware which, when installed, will encrypt all of your files, thus taking them hostage. You will be asked to pay the ransom price if you want the files and operating system released.

The users who fallen victim to this scam have revealed that they have been asked to pay the ransom price in Bitcoins, which means that there’s no way to track the hackers or get your files back unless you pay the price or reinstall Windows.

Chances are a lot of people will succumb to this scam because the hackers are using Microsoft aliases. The recipient of these spam mails may think that they have received an email from Microsoft’s staff and click on the given link, thus taking the bait.


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