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Windows 7: How to tackle JavaScript-based ransomware sites

17 Jul 2013   #1
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
How to tackle JavaScript-based ransomware sites

Ransomware holding you and your computer hostage? Don't worry, its scheme can easily be overcome.

Ransomware scams are nothing new to computer users; one one making the rounds attempts to disguise itself as an FBI cybercrime intervention for suspected nefarious activity. If you get stung by this scam (generally the fastest way is by using underground pirated software search engines and pornographic sites that redirect to the scam page, but even innocent image searches will get you there if you're not careful), the site will present a notice claiming to come from the FBI "Cyber Department." It states that the system's browser has been seized and recorded, and that the user will have to pay a release fee of $300.
Read more at: How to tackle JavaScript-based ransomware sites | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews

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