Virus attached to Hentai game publishes your web history online

A new virus named Kenzero is infecting users computers and then publishing their web history online. The virus then demands 1500 yen from the user to have the information removed from the website.

Right now the virus is attaching it self to Hentai type games and the users that have been infected have been downloading them illegally through a service called Winni. So far 5500 people have admitted to being infected by the virus.

The website that the history is published on is owned by a shell company called Romancing Inc. It is registered to a fictitious individual called Shoen Overns.

"We've seen the name before in association with the Zeus and Koobface trojans. It is an established criminal gang that is continuously involved in this sort of activity," said Rik Ferguson, senior security advisor at Trend Micro. Kenzero is a twist on ransomware, he added, which infects a computer and encrypts the documents, pictures and music stored on it, before demanding a fee for a decryption key.

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what century is china in? 18th? 19th? where in the 21st century. no one gives a crap! not many care about others sexual preferences.
like that MP's husband, who was court using tax money to buy pornos. the hole UK loled for a week! but now no one gives a crap.

i think the real question is. what prophetic low life, would spend time looking at that list of Internet history?

Ad Man Gamer said,
what century is china in? 18th? 19th? where in the 21st century. no one gives a crap! not many care about others sexual preferences.
like that MP's husband, who was court using tax money to buy pornos. the hole UK loled for a week! but now no one gives a crap.

i think the real question is. what prophetic low life, would spend time looking at that list of Internet history?

The chinese government, to see if you've been visiting pro-democracy websites you shouldn't have been

I'd been wondering the same thing, but that is one situation I think I'd pay the money if I found myself in.

What I'd like to know is: why people would care about this information being posted online? What do they have to link the browsing history to them, and who are they scared will look at it?

It may be an annoying invasion of privacy, but even were your details linked to a name/email this is a relatively obscure site. And one which I'm sure will soon vanish from google search listings (and probably appear on most popular softwares malware/spam/scam site lists), if it hasn't already.

Nihilus said,
What I'd like to know is: why people would care about this information being posted online? What do they have to link the browsing history to them, and who are they scared will look at it?

People who visit torrent sites or sites for 'pleasure' ;-)
I also wouldn't care but I rather don't wanna see my whole history on the internet if that would be possible.

Kirkburn said,
Ever Googled your own name?

*I meant surely the site the details are posted to will just be removed from google search results? Or has been?

you should know better.
If you pirate and it starts asking for personal info: ctrl+shift+esc -> end process->uninstall-> search for lingering files.

No carry on with the futa games...
really i don't play them....really

Einlander said,
you should know better.
If you pirate and it starts asking for personal info: ctrl+shift+esc -> end process->uninstall-> search for lingering files.

No carry on with the futa games...
really i don't play them....really

Surely it doesn't actually ask for any personal info?

If you've been doing something that you're uncomfortable with other people knowing, you probably shouldn't have been doing it in the first place.

satukoro said,
If you've been doing something that you're uncomfortable with other people knowing, you probably shouldn't have been doing it in the first place.

So, if I have a liking for Lady Gaga, but I'd feel uncomfortable with people knowing, I probably shouldn't' have been doing it in the first place?

Fail logic.

satukoro said,
If you've been doing something that you're uncomfortable with other people knowing, you probably shouldn't have been doing it in the first place.

Then why don't glass walls on bedrooms sell well? Would look awesome with some minimalist furniture.

xxx

Nihilus said,

Then why don't glass walls on bedrooms sell well? Would look awesome with some minimalist furniture.

xxx

In all honesty, +1 to that, both to the point being made and the idea of a glass walls with minimal furniture. That would actually look pretty cool.

satukoro said,
If you've been doing something that you're uncomfortable with other people knowing, you probably shouldn't have been doing it in the first place.

You mean like looking for new job options and not wanting my boss to know?

Maybe planning to ditch medical school for a dance program and not wanting to explain to my parents why I don't want to be a doctor?

Trying to plan a surprise vacation for my girlfriend's birthday?

Scared my girlfriend might be pregnant and interested in what my options are (pro-life: blocking her abortion, pro-choice: finding cliniques)?

Maybe I've recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition--say HIV or cancer--and I don't want my closest friends to treat me different so I'm trying to keep the fact thta I use support group websites on the down-low?

Maybe I'm pro-democracy or pro-Cuba but I'm not big on the Chinese or US government knowing that?

LiquidSolstice said,

In all honesty, +1 to that, both to the point being made and the idea of a glass walls with minimal furniture. That would actually look pretty cool.

I've always thought that since I watched 13 ghosts abysmal film, very cool house.

evn. said,
Maybe I'm pro-democracy or pro-Cuba but I'm not big on the Chinese or US government knowing that?

Ooooh, I had been wondering why the hell anyone would care about their details going up on this site. That is a pretty damn good reason

LiquidSolstice said,

So, if I have a liking for Lady Gaga, but I'd feel uncomfortable with people knowing, I probably shouldn't' have been doing it in the first place?

Fail logic.

Flogic! Never underestimate the power of female logic, it has the power to alter universal constants and change the past.

Rohdekill said,
So why doesn't the ISP just kill the site?

There's a number of reasons. There are some countries where this is perfectly legal. Some ISPs in these countries make a business out of selling service to people that would be denied service at other ISPs because of legal reasons.

Edited by JoeyF, Apr 16 2010, 2:28am :

Joey H said,

There's a number of reasons. There are some countries where this is perfectly legal. Some ISPs in these countries make a business out of selling service to people that would be denied service at other ISPs because of legal reasons.

How could this possibly be called legal? THe only way I can think of is the whole "shoulda read the fine print" argument. If it was American company, they'd be slammed with deceptive terms and conditions with malicious intent.

LiquidSolstice said,

How could this possibly be called legal? THe only way I can think of is the whole "shoulda read the fine print" argument. If it was American company, they'd be slammed with deceptive terms and conditions with malicious intent.

Very simple really - not every country has the same laws as America. There are still plenty of countries that either don't have many (if any) cyber crime laws, or they don't have the resources to enforce those laws. Without laws or enforcement, there's nothing stopping spammers/scammers.

Edited by JoeyF, Apr 16 2010, 5:52am :

LiquidSolstice said,

How could this possibly be called legal? THe only way I can think of is the whole "shoulda read the fine print" argument. If it was American company, they'd be slammed with deceptive terms and conditions with malicious intent.

Apple is still on the business.