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Ransomware holding you and your computer hostage? Don't worry, its scheme can easily be overcome.
Ransomware posing as the US FBI is targeting Mac OS X users, demanding money after accusing the user of downloading illegal porn.
Suspects are accused of infecting millions of computers with a virus to extort perhaps millions of dollars from computer users in 30 countries.
This type of scamware has jumped over the past year, both in number and variety, according to the security vendor.
A new scam threatens to format a victim's hard drive if a fine isn't paid for illegal downloads.
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.
Malware is downloaded onto users' machines after they click on the message "lol is this your new profile pic?"
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.
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.
A type of "ransomware" hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog.