Disguised as a coronavirus map and live information tool, the malware is capable of stealing your passwords, credit card data and other personal information.
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Hackers asked victims to notify them by email when ransoms had been paid but German email provider Posteo quickly shut down the address, a German government cyber security official said.
Another major cyber-attack is imminent after Friday's global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems and could come on Monday, a security researcher warned on Sunday.
Friday's cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries and that number could grow when people return to work on Monday, the head of the European Union's police agency said on Sunday.
The virus, identified as 'Golroted', belongs to the deadly 'Trojan' category of computer viruses which is characterized by its smart capability of masking its original content and looking like genuine.
Iran had developed software to combat the virus, said the head of Iran's civil defense organization.
News of Duqu first surfaced last week when Symantec said it had found a mysterious computer virus.
The highest rate of virus infection occurred in Bulgaria.
A British researcher has successfully infected himself with a computer virus.
Experts says need to demystify security to make people like to learn more.
Spam email messages are used to infect PC's with malicious software.