Reverse engineer and analyst, Jakub Kroustek, recently discovered a new Microsoft scam that ties in a twist of ransomware. Vindows Locker is a support scam that locks your files, like ransomware, until a payment of $349.99 is received.
Along with the payment demand, a phone number is provided. If users call the phone number, they will be connected with a “support member” claiming to be from Microsoft. But, of course they are not affiliated with Microsoft. The intent of the phone call is to gather personal information from the PC user, as well as financial information.
Fortunately for those infected, these cyber criminals were sloppy. Meaning, decryption keys are available for all locked files. The decryption keys can be found here.