Skip to comments.Star Trek Themed Kirk Ransomware and a Spock Decryptor!
Posted on 03/17/2017 5:13:53 PM PDT by LouieFisk
Boldly going where no man has gone before, the Kirk Ransomware brings so much nerdy goodness to the table that it could make anyone in IT interested. We have Star Trek, Low Orbital Ion Cannons, a cryptocurrency payment other than Bitcoin, and a decryptor named Spock! Need I say more?
Discovered today by Avast malware researcher Jakub Kroustek, the Kirk Ransomware is written in Python and may be the first ransomware to utilize Monero as the ransom payment of choice.
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Will they accept Tribbles as payment?
“Will they accept Tribbles as payment?”
No, too many troubles with turning tribbles into real money.
Yeah, the bartender on the station wasn’t having any either. Fun episode!
1000 Quatloos to regain control of your computer.
“1000 Quatloos to regain control of your computer.”
No, that currency is known to devalue quickly.
For each tribble, an average of 10 more are created in 12 hours. At the end of 3 days, your one tribble is now 1/1,7715,61th of its original value.
So it’s like being paid with money from somewhere in between Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
What was it? Five credits for the first one?
Ya got me, I don’t remember that one...
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