Don’t Get Caught by a Ransomware Gang

You can rest a little better tonight knowing one of these gangs
has been caught and they will be going to jail. 
Be warned because there are many other similar scams out there.

The gangs target inadequately protected computers that are
lacking in critical patch updates, antivirus software combined with a gullible
user that surfs a site that has been compromised or specifically set-up to
exploit the unsuspecting user.  Once
lured in, malware is loaded onto the user’s computer and it throws up an
official looking law enforcement type of screen that informs the user they are
busted for some illegal online activity. 
Typically this is associated with a porn site, but that is not always
the case.

The user is then redirected to a cash payment site where
they pay money and are perhaps even further victimized by credit card and identity
theft.  To top it, off the lock on the computer
is not often released.  Don’t be a
victim.  Keep your computer software
patched and up to date, make sure you have good current AV software and be
smart about where you surf on the Internet.

Do you want to learn more?  You
can read a full story on the topic by clicking here.

2013-03-05T03:01:58+00:00