Author Topic: 'Ransomware' Extorts Payment With Phone Call  (Read 2767 times)

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Re: 'Ransomware' Extorts Payment With Phone Call
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 07:31:03 AM »
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Good reason to use an answering machine ... I always do.


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Re: 'Ransomware' Extorts Payment With Phone Call
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008, 07:34:12 AM »
Makes me wonder what can trojan "dial" on DSL line since it's not a phone line but a completelly different type of connection.
Same goes to classic dialers which are completelly useless on PCs with such connections...
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Re: 'Ransomware' Extorts Payment With Phone Call
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2008, 08:53:30 AM »
From what I understand, it locks up the computer and then presents the owner with a 900 number that they either dial, or the computer stays locked.
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Re: 'Ransomware' Extorts Payment With Phone Call
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 07:33:52 AM »
From what I understand, it locks up the computer and then presents the owner with a 900 number that they either dial, or the computer stays locked.

That's the way I read it.