Malware is downloaded onto users' machines after they click on the message "lol is this your new profile pic?"
Ransomware holding you and your computer hostage? Don't worry, its scheme can easily be overcome.
Suspects are accused of infecting millions of computers with a virus to extort perhaps millions of dollars from computer users in 30 countries.
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.
This type of scamware has jumped over the past year, both in number and variety, according to the security vendor.
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.
A type of "ransomware" hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog.
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.
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.
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.