Virus Email Demanding Ransom - "Account #650280883139 Temporarily Locked"
The fake email messages below, which claim that the recipient's account has been temporarily locked, are fakes and have a malicious zip or compressed file attached. The attached file contains the FileCryptor / CTB-Locker / Citroni ransomware, which will lock the victim’s computer screen and encrypt all the files on the victim's computer, making them inaccessible. It will then demand a ransom for the files to be decrypted or made accessible again by displaying the following message: "Your personal files are encrypted by CTB-Locker".
The ransom is required to be paid using Bitcoins, which is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically.
The recipients of the malicious emails are asked to delete them, and do not attempt to open the malicious attachment. Cyber-criminals are sending out fake emails with malicious attachments ending with ".zip", ".rar", ".cab", “.exe” and ".scr". These attachments should never be open, unless the recipient is expecting the file.
The Malicious Email Messages
Subject: [Issue 701392E97155285] Account #650280883139 Temporarily Locked
We detect unauthorized Login Attempts to your ID #650280883139 from other IP Address. Please re-confirm your identity. See attached docs for full information.
Parque Oeste 20, Bajo 12006 Castellón
+34 964 01 85 11
Subject: [Issue 79672F43F4021310] Account #632996648837 Temporarily Locked
We detect unauthorized Login Attempts to your ID #632996648837 from other IP Address.
Please re-confirm your identity. See attached docs for full information.
Avenue Lock & Safe
738 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V4
Subject: [Issue 2548A80759041653] Account #514956694710 Temporarily Locked
We detect unauthorized Login Attempts to your ID #514956694710 from other IP Address. Please re-confirm your identity. See attached docs for full information.
SARL MEUBLES LUXOVIENS
56 Rue Jules Jeanneney 70300 Luxeuil Les Bains
+33 384 65 95 02
Subject: [Issue 600663A34F6E2930] Account #394822403123 Temporarily Locked
We detect unauthorized Login Attempts to your ID #394822403123 from other IP Address. Please re-confirm your identity. See attached docs for full information.
Ardrossan Jr-Sr High School
Ardrossan, AB T8E 1J3
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