Fake Netflix App Is Actually Ransomware



Netflix_ransomware_Scam.jpgKaspersky warned on their blog: "People are downloading a new app, looking to get free access to Netflix accounts. What they’re actually getting is a malware strain called Netix that encrypts users’ data and demands $100 in bitcoins to unlock their files." 

Netflix has a 93 million-strong subscriber base in more than 190 countries, so it’s unsurprising that cybercriminals want a piece of the pie.

The program, called “Netflix Login Generator” is downloaded by users looking to gain access to Netflix without paying. The app purportedly has leaked Netflix accounts, which users can use to access the streaming service for free. In reality, all it does is provide fake account credentials that don’t work.

Once installed, the app shows you what looks like a login-password pair generator, but that’s just a distraction; it’s actually busy encrypting your data. Once it’s finished with that, up pops a ransom note. So remember than when something sounds very enticing and perhaps too good to be true, it usually is.  

Do not let social engineering tricks manipulate you into downloading and executing applications that you really should not trust.

 

 

 

Topics: Ransomware

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