Trojan extorts money for torrents

    As you know, in Western countries, BitTorrent users have already begun to actively “spin” for money. After calculating the IP address, the user receives a lawsuit in an amount that depends on the number of pirated files downloaded. And then the first trojan was discovered , which acts in the same way.

    It is still unknown how the Trojan penetrates the system, but after starting it scans the computer for .torrent files and, based on the scan results, displays a “copyright violation warning” on the screen.

    The user is sent to the ICCP Foundation website , where he is warned of a possible fine of up to $ 250,000 and up to five years in prison and offered to pay for services that will help to avoid prosecution. The account is a little less than $ 400.

    If the user refuses to pay, then they threaten to transfer all his data to the relevant law enforcement agencies.

    The organization’s website states that it collaborates with the RIAA, MPAA and The Copyright Alliance. WHOIS by their domain indicates an email that has been repeatedly noticed in suspicious activity.

    via TorrentFreak

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