Police-themed ransomware speaks to victims -- literally

Police-themed ransomware speaks to victims -- literally

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A new variant of a Trojan program called Reveton that prevents victims from using their computers and displays rogue messages from law enforcement agencies is using localized voice messages to trick victims into paying made-up fines, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro....
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New A new variant of a Trojan program called Reveton that prevents victims from using their computers and displays rogue messages from law enforcement agencies is using localized voice messages to trick victims into paying made-up fines, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro. "Detected as TROJ_REVETON.HM, it locks...
Beware ransomware that impersonates voice of cops

DNS records of Go Daddy sites altered to serve up malware that demands ransom from victims

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Cybercriminals have managed to alter the DNS records of some Go Daddy hosted websites. As a result, users visiting these pages are being infected with ransomware. For the uninitiated, ransomware is a very profitable type of threat which restricts access to the computer it infects, spamming the user with prompts...
DNS records of Go Daddy sites altered to serve up malware that demands ransom from victims

Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

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Computer users are getting infected with ransomware because criminals have managed to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites....
Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

View Internet Porn, Get Blackmailed By Hackers (SYMC)

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Hackers have discovered a new way to part computer uses with their money. They plant malware on a computer that threatens to report the computer user to the police for viewing or distributing porn. It's a form of hacking called "ransomware," according to a new report by security company Symantec,...
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Cybercriminals could make some $394K a month with malware that demands ransom from victims

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When an infection can result from just calling up a mainstream website, malware becomes harder to battle....
Security Manager's Journal: New ransomware attack hurts trustworthiness of Web

Ransomware uses Anonymous name to extort money: Your files are encrypted, pay up to get them back

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A new piece of malware is using the Anonymous name to extort money from its victims. This is surprising not only because ransomware typically uses claims of breaking the law and names law enforcement (such as the CIA or FBI) to scare victims, but also because this malware is unlikely...
Ransomware uses Anonymous name to extort money: Your files are encrypted, pay up to get them back

Skype malware steals more than your money: User accounts from Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, and more

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Earlier this week, we warned you about a new piece of malware that is spreading via Skype using the message “lol is this your new profile pic?” It tries steals to steal your money using both ransomware (restricts access to your computer and demands payment for it to be removed)...
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