High Alert – ebay Ransomware Scam.
A new ebay scam is circulating to attempt to deceive you into downloading ransomware. The scam is using two email methods.
The first imitation email, looks genuine and is very convincing. The subject line Your invoice for eBay purchases (098871971234567#)’ The links will lead you to a web page that is designed to download ransomware on your device. With each email the invoice number changes.
The alternate email is a short plain email with the subject line “Voice Message from 017234512978 – name unavailable”. Within the email the text states “Click to listen Voice Message”. The phone number changes with each email.
When you press “click” to listen to the message, you will be transferred to a web page again designed to download ransomware on your device.
What to do if you have received a ransomware email or paid the ransom?
If you receive fake emails like these, delete them immediately. If however, you did click the link and you have ransomware. Please remove your device from the network by removing the network cable and or turn off your device.
If you have given your finacial details in order for the cybercriminals to fix your device. Contact your bank IMMEDIATELY.
Quick Tips on Ransomware Infection
- NEVER pay the ransom. They are criminals, criminals are dishonest. There is no assurance that paying the ransom will restore your computer to prior to the attack. Paying the ransom could make you vulnerable to further attacks.
- Always revert to your backup.
- Always have a backup of your backup in another location, so the ransomware infection can’t destroy your personal data forever.
- Report the incident to Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network