Ransomware & Rogues Galore
October 26, 2013 9:59 PM   Subscribe

Youtube user rogueamp dedicates his channel to discussing fraudulent antivirus software, AKA "rogues" and "ransomware". (MLYT)
posted by Evernix (7 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
oh my god, Nava Shield is incredible. i'm dying
posted by a birds at 10:25 PM on October 26, 2013 [2 favorites]

Is Microsoft Sam a hostage or an accomplice?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:19 AM on October 27, 2013

That Nava Shield video is scarier than the Black Widow Spider post.
posted by Jeanne at 4:02 AM on October 27, 2013

that was a lot more entertaining then i was expecting. i couldn't watch the nava video all the way through because there were some words in there i don't want my five-year-old to master at this time. does he ever try to uninstall it?
posted by lester's sock puppet at 6:30 AM on October 27, 2013

I worry about ransomware and rogues, but I'm terrified of roguelikes--you think it's a virus, but it turns out to be a grue.
posted by box at 8:20 AM on October 27, 2013

We had some hits at work from an awesome piece of ransom-ware that encrypted most common files then prompted you to pay 300 EUR to decrypt them. We learned through research that the last version asked for 100 EUR; obviously they had realised what a success it was. Really a nice piece of work, that one.
posted by odinsdream at 5:46 PM on October 27, 2013

I love the ones that claim to be an FBI system that's found incriminating data on your PC, then demand payment in the form of GreenDot MoneyPaks.
posted by anthom at 7:42 PM on October 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

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