Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 'Ransomware' tricks victims into paying hefty fines

26 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
'Ransomware' tricks victims into paying hefty fines

Beware of this new scam...


Quote:
Computer users around the globe are being hit by a new kind of virus that freezes their computer and accuses them of committing heinous crimes, like distributing child porn. The threats sound real enough that victims are coughing up $200 to pay a "fine," and virus writer gangs are netting millions, security firms say.

The message that flashes across infected computer screens sounds downright scary:

"You have been viewing or distributing child porn ... violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of the United States of America," says one version, allegedly sent by the FBI. A virus victim supplied the message to NBC news

Name:  scam message.jpg
Views: 6
Size:  41.5 KB
Quote:
Victims shouldn't pay the fine, Harrison said, but they should know that various software tools — including free tools available at Symantec — can rid their machines of the virus.
Source: 'Ransomware' tricks victims into paying hefty fines - Red Tape




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 'Ransomware' tricks victims into paying hefty fines




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: 'Ransomware' tricks victims into paying hefty fines
Thread Forum
Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images Security News
Ransomware boosts credibility by reading victims' browsers Security News
Bill Could Impose Stiff Fines on Companies With Lax Online Security Security News
Trojan Tricks Victims Into Transfering Funds Security News
Paying for 7mbps getting .42 Network & Sharing
Can I use 64-bit without paying for another license? Windows Updates & Activation

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33