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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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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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Get Panda Internet Security 2015 for free

Well, free after rebate, but ultimately you're getting a $55 security suite for $0. Plus: four bonus deals!

By December 2, 2014

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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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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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Malware authors target Android phones

Researchers report the number of malicious apps available on the Google Play store continues to grow. Your best defense is a security app, a cautious approach to downloads, and a close eye on your bank and credit card statements.

By May 13, 2014