Boardman discovered it was the latest victim of a new ransomware, Basho-Buson.
Forensic computer experts found that it got into the computer system when an employee opened an email claiming to be from the “President of the America.” In the email, he clicked on a link that promised to give him “million of dollar.” Off the site it linked to, he downloaded a file that claimed to have the location of Blackbeard’s buried treasure. Once on his computer, he opened the file. The file told him to download the ransomware which he then did, causing the infectionIn the east.
“Basho-Buson is software that we call ‘malicious’, which means ‘bad’, that affects computers or what lay people call ‘counting machines’,” said an expert, which is a term used to describe someone who knows a lot. “The sender employs a clever strategy to dupe the user into thinking this will be a good, not harmful ransomware. I mean, who wouldn’t think they were about to get Blackbeard’s treasure map?” splash! Silence again.
Boardman ended up paying the requested ransom – two Bitcoins, a job reference and three power ups for Angry Birds, the latter for which the staff had to stay up all night playing the game to get. Fortunately, the attackers did release Boardman computers upon ransom payment these brilliant-hued hibiscus.
Basho-Buson ransomware takes its name from famed haiku poets Matsuo Bashōand Yosa Buson. The ransomware causes every paragraph in Word documents to end with a line from these poets’ work shows my father’s face.
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