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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1786 Ransomware gives free decryption keys to victims who infect others
Researchers say they have uncovered ransomware still under development that comes with a novel and nasty twist.

Infected victims of the ransomware known as Popcorn Time, have the option to either pay up, or they can opt to infect two others using a referral link. If the two new ransomware targets pay the ransom, the original target receives a free key to unlock files on their PC.

“I have never seen anything like this in ransomware. This is definitely a first,” said Lawrence Abrams who runs BleepingComputer.com and who was first to report on the Popcorn Time ransomware.
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#1786 Ransomware gives free decryption keys to victims who infect others
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