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​Australian Apple devices hacked and held to ransom

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.

By May 26, 2014

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New malware strain locks up computers unless ransom is paid

A type of "ransomware" hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog.

By May 7, 2012

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New Trojan encrypts files but leaves no ransom note

This post initially misstated the price of the Anticrypt software. Exquisys no longer charges for it.

By November 2, 2009

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New Trojan encrypts files but leaves no ransom note

Victims of the Ramvicrype Trojan horse must find tools to repair encrypted files.

By November 2, 2009

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Arcam's DVD player, for a king's ransom

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.

By January 3, 2008

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Ransom-based malware attacks specific companies

Low ransom request and a self-termination date on the code suggest this is a test attack.

By July 17, 2007

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US disrupts $100M GameOver Zeus malware cybercrime ring

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.

By June 2, 2014

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​Apple urges hacked users to change passwords

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.

By May 27, 2014

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Ad blockers get ad-group exec's blood boiling (Q&A)

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.

By April 4, 2014

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New ransomware targeting OS X users

Ransomware posing as the US FBI is targeting Mac OS X users, demanding money after accusing the user of downloading illegal porn.

By July 16, 2013