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ransomware

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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 Oct. 8, 2012

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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 Jul. 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 Feb. 13, 2013

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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 Oct. 12, 2012

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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 Nov. 12, 2012

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The top threats for 2013, as seen by McAfee

Next year, we'll need to be on the lookout for increases in mobile malware, randomware kits, large-scale political hacks and "hacking as a service," according to McAfee Labs.

By Dec. 27, 2012

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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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Man gets fake FBI child porn alert, arrested for child porn

A man is fooled by an Internet virus into going to a police station to pay a fine for child pornography. He gives the police his computer to examine. They allegedly find child pornography on it.

By Jul. 27, 2013

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The 404 1,365: Where we don't believe everything we read (podcast)

A new virus threatens to ransom your data, Square Cash lets you send money through e-mail (sounds safe), a dating site for the mentally ill, and how Amazon profits off Holocaust deniers and other wretched authors.

By Oct. 16, 2013

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Apple's iOS and Android are new favorite malware victims

Cybercriminals are working on more complex schemes to wage attacks on PCs, laptops, and smartphones. A new report shows that every single device that connects to the Internet is in danger.

By Sep. 4, 2012