Guy tricks Windows tech support scammers into installing ransomware


Mar 25, 2003
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Talk about turning the tables! :thumb:

He’d already noticed that the remote control software the scammer was using allowed him to send and receive files. So he turned to his inbox, where he had several samples of Locky ransomware variants. He grabbed one, renamed it to look like a digital photo, and fired it over.

Kwiatkowski feigned vision trouble and suggested that Dileep just have a look at a picture of the credit card instead. It certainly sounds like he did, though, strangely, the picture must’ve been corrupted… because nothing came up on his screen when he double-clicked it.

Needless to say, this should not be seen as a recommended course of action for the general public!


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