A number of Apple users across Australia have reported having their iPhones, iPads and Macs targeted by hackers threatening to erase their data and demanding US$100 to regain access to devices.
A type of "ransomware" hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog.
This post initially misstated the price of the Anticrypt software. Exquisys no longer charges for it.
Victims of the Ramvicrype Trojan horse must find tools to repair encrypted files.
The strength of the 2.1 is that it does DVD playback brilliantly, but also manages to produce good quality stereo audio--for a hefty price.
Low ransom request and a self-termination date on the code suggest this is a test attack.
Suspected Russian hacker is accused of creating botnet that infected as many as 1 million computers worldwide in order to steal more than $100 million.
Following a hack that saw iPads, iPhones and Macs across Australia compromised and held to ransom, Apple has urged affected iCloud users to change their passwords.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.
Ransomware posing as the US FBI is targeting Mac OS X users, demanding money after accusing the user of downloading illegal porn.