23 Results for

ransomware

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How to tackle JavaScript-based ransomware sites

Ransomware holding you and your computer hostage? Don't worry, its scheme can easily be overcome.

By July 16, 2013

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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

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Ransomware cybercrime ring dismantled in Europe

Suspects are accused of infecting millions of computers with a virus to extort perhaps millions of dollars from computer users in 30 countries.

By February 13, 2013

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Ransomware a growing menace, says Symantec

This type of scamware has jumped over the past year, both in number and variety, according to the security vendor.

By November 12, 2012

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Ransomware targets Aussie downloaders

A new scam threatens to format a victim's hard drive if a fine isn't paid for illegal downloads.

By November 4, 2012

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Ransomware resurrects the SOPA specter

The so-called SOPA cryptovirus says your IP address is on a copyright infringement blacklist and holds your computer hostage -- pay up, or your data will be wiped.

By October 12, 2012

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Worm spreading on Skype IM installs ransomware

Malware is downloaded onto users' machines after they click on the message "lol is this your new profile pic?"

By October 8, 2012

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Devastating new malware: pay up or lose your files

A new ransomware doing the rounds is one of the most vicious seen, directly targeting specific files and destroying them if you don't pay up.

By October 21, 2013

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IP theft commission wants to use malware to catch pirates

The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property has submitted a report to the US Congress proposing anti-piracy measures and is considering the government-sanctioned use of ransomware.

By May 27, 2013

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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