Every criminal operates with strategies and techniques in order to fool and threaten his victims to comply. Ransomware attacks are also driven out through such strategies. In order to deal with ransomware removal, you must know about the common scare techniques used by these cyber criminals.
One of the most successful techniques by ransomware criminals is to impersonate as an official from a security agency. Ransomware attacks try to play with the mental strength of their victims and threaten them with messages that they have been caught in the midst of an illegal act like child pornography.
Users who use Peer to Peer Network like Torrent are threatened with messages from government to pay them fines for violating copyright regulations. The fines charged in these scares are a lot lower than the actual crime penalties which motivate the users, especially the guilty ones to pay and save themselves.
Using You to Attack Others
The movie “Ring” might have inspired the cyber criminals to use their victims as their distributors. After infecting the computer of a user with ransomware, cybercriminals offer two choices to the users. First is to either pay ransom in the form of a cryptocurrency or cash.
The other choice is to copy the malicious ransomware link and forward it to other people and the attacker will then remove ransomware. As other users get infected by the ransomware, the previous user is provided access to his files albeit with the guilt of his actions.
Experts in ransomware removal claim that cyber criminals are highly intelligent. Before targeting a victim, they do not only analyze his potential wealth but also his education and computer literacy. When they find users, who are not proficient with computers they do not waste their time in the design and development of a ransomware and instead create a fake ransomware.
This fake ransomware frightens users into thinking that their computers have been compromised and they are forced to pay. Many businesses have often fallen to the trap of these fake ransomwares, resulting in financial losses.