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Rogueware fake antivirus turns into ransomware

Panda Security researchers reveal rogueware serial numbers for infected users.

Last week Panda Security posted a great video showing how a new form of rogue antivirus holds a victim hostage unless they purchase a key to the fake security software for $80. Called Total Security, the malicious program shuts down any access to system files. Panda researchers cracked the software to reveal all the valid serial numbers to essentially allow a user to get some control over the machine and remove the malicious files.

Rogueware with new Ransomware Technology from Panda Security on Vimeo.

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