A sample of a new ransomware was reported by malware researcher Jack dubbed TowerWeb, based on the email the victim is requested to contact.
The background of the infected machine is set to the following image, asking for $100, and to contact the criminals at firstname.lastname@example.org. The image is saved to the desktop as "Payment_Instructions.jpg".
Of interesting note, is this malware appears to swap the mouse buttons so as to "toy" with the victim. The following command is executed to accomplish this trickery.
This ransomware is still under analysis. Any updates will be posted here.
If you or someone you know has been infected by this ransomware, please post here, and share any samples of encrypted files if possible; preferably Sample Pictures if they were encrypted. Any samples of the malware may be submitted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.php?channel=168