Netflix, a multinational entertainment firm having 93 million users around the world is at risk! The cyber criminals has found a freaking way to scam the Netflix users by using a simple Login Generator. A user might take it easy as he logins in the Netflix account to access it but little did he/she knew that Netflix Login Generator is a ransomware!
93 million Netflix users are at risk if they fall into this Netflix Login Generator scam! Over the times, it has been seen that cyber criminals sell these login credentials on dark web to insert Trojans to get the personal information (including financial) or to hack the servers. Earlier, an app was found as a threat to Android users which affected many users!
How Does Netflix Ransomware Get into Your System?
Usually, Netflix customers pay few bucks to watch popular videos on demand. But to lure customers and given them free Netflix videos on demand, a executable file “Netflix Login Generator v1.1.exe” is used to redirect them to a Generate Login window.
According to Trend Mirco, these kind of files are used to offer free login access to those sites who have paid online services. So there’s no doubt that many users would actually love to use the paid online services for free. Don’t you? This is where the attackers take the advantage!
The file name is detected as Netix and once it’s installed in your Windows 7 or 10, you will see the above window seeking your permission to “Generate Login.” Once you click on Generate login, the login credentials might not work but one thing is for sure that your C drive is encrypted by variety of files!
As per the report of Trend Mirco, “The ransomware employs AES-256 encryption algorithm and appends the encrypted files with the .se extension. The ransom notes demand $100 worth of Bitcoin (0.18 BTC) from its victims.”
Files Infected by Netflix Ransomware
It encrypts files with the following extensions:
These files will be infected if you fall to this scam of Netflix Ransomware! Once Netflix Ransomware is spread in your system, it will warn you that your “Data on your device has been locked, follow the instructions to your data.”
Once you click on Instructions.txt given in the above window, a detailed instructions will be given to you! When you try to decrypt the files using a key, they will ask for a ransom amount. In this case, it’s $100 if the reports are to be believed! Here’s how the instruction file looks like:
You hardly have any option other than paying ransom amount to the hackers! So don’t fall in a scan of this Netflix Ransomware just for the sake of getting free videos on demand!
There’s no doubt that ransomware attacks are high these days! Just before few days, hotel guests were locked out and they were asked to pay ransom amount to unlock the hotel! Smarter technologies are at risk!