A new strain of ransomware was recently identified by cybersecurity analysts, which forces its victims to complete a series of charitable tasks in order to retrieve their data. It combines the inconvenience of having your data stolen, plus the added cringe of self-righteous instructions on how to retrieve said data by doing a number of “good deeds.”
The ransomware is dubbed GoodWill, and was recently flagged by threat analysis firm CloudSEK. Ransomware is typically a form of malware that will encrypt a user’s photos, documents and other files, preventing them from accessing it, and extorting their victims to pay a ransom in order to give them the decryption key.
Source - Gizmondo