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December 12, 2016 6:17 AM Subscribe
Last week, MalwareHunterTeam discovered code for new ransomware under development called Popcorn Time (no relation to the streaming app). Like most ransomware, it is designed to encrypt the victim's files and withhold the decryption key until a ransom is paid. However, Popcorn Time adds a nasty twist: if the victim is able to infect two others using a referral link, they can get their decryption code free of charge if payment is successfully extracted. The discovered code is still incomplete, and it's not known how far it might be from completion. Further reading: a history of ransomware from Wired.
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