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Trojan - Windows license locked!

A new Malware/Trojan (Scareware/Ransomware) has been identified that attempts to scare users by a series of messages that try to imitate the Microsoft's activation procedure. On a compromised system a message will appear saying the copy of Windows is locked (Windows license locked!).

trojan_generic_kdv_153863 Windows license locked!

The Trojan claims that "you should complete activation" and provides several phones numbers.

trojan_generic_kdv_153863

The numbers listed are:

  • 002392216368
  • 002392216469
  • 004525970180
  • 00261221000181
  • 00261221000183
  • 00881935211841

While these numbers may look like generic service numbers, they aren't. They go to various countries, São Tomé and Principe (239), Denmark (45), Madagascar (261) and Globalstar Mobile Satellite Service (8819). The Trojan claims the call are "free of charge" but they aren't. In fact the Trojan author will earn money from the call via a technique known as short stopping. This method involves rogue phone operators who route the expensive calls to cheaper countries.

After several minutes on the phone the caller is given this unlock code: 1351236. The unlock code appears to be the same number on every call.

Operations Director, Ian Chilvers, said "It's a pretty clever bit of social engineering and some victims may never even realise that they've even been scammed."

F-Secure have named the Trojan as Trojan.Generic.KDV.153863.

Prolateral can help you

If you think you have been affected by this problem and need help then give us a call. Prolateral Consulting is an IT Security company specialising in the protection of your computer systems. Prolateral is solution partners with Symantec and eSet to help provide you the best of breed solution that is tailored to fit your business requirement.  Together with proFilter, Prolateral's first rate anti-spam and anti-phishing email filter (as known as spam email filtering) we have the complete solution.

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