Dangerous Trojan Ransomware Attacks Computers Worldwide

17 Jan 2011

SecurityNewsDaily, By Matt Liebowitz

Security researchers have discovered a dangerous piece of ransomware attacking computers around the world.

Experts at the security firm Kaspersky Lab noted that in a blog post today (Nov. 29) that they have been notified of computers infected by ransomware. A type of malware, ransomware holds a computer system – or its data – hostage against its user, and then demands a type of ransom – wiring payment to the hacker or urging the user to buy a fake removal tool, for example -- for its return.

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