According to Trend Micro researchers, the Web site of French pastry company Ladurée was recently compromised.
"The site (at laduree.fr) has been modified to redirect users to another site hosting the BlackHole exploit kit," writes Help Net Security's Zeljka Zorz. "Once it took advantage of vulnerabilities on the visitors' computer, it would saddle the machine with the ransomware, which would promptly block it and display a fake notification from the French Police."
"The message said that the users' computer was blocked because it was sending out spam and pornographic images and because the users were making illegal downloads," Zorz writes. "In order to get it unblocked, they would have to pay 200 euros via Ukash or Paysafecard."
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